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ChemSec launch the Textile Guide

ChemSec launch the Textile Guide - A new tool to tackle chemicals in textiles

Up until now brand owners and other companies in the textile sector had to invest a lot of money in chemical expertise in order to produce toxic...


A well-functioning authorisation process drives innovation

The authorisation process

Find the latest updates for ChemSec's authorisation work


28 new SIN List chemicals to start acting on

28 new SIN chemicals to start acting on

Additional 28 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern and included on the SIN List


Our new tool SINimilarity


Search among 80,000 chemicals to find out if they are similar to the chemicals on the SIN List!


Financial investors taking action

Sustainable investments avoiding hazardous chemicals

Concrete tools for investors wanting to avoid the risks of investing in high concern chemicals


SIN in California legislation

The SIN List is used as a reference in the development of a new California chemicals regulation. DTSC, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, takes notice of the SIN List in its Draft Straw Proposal Outline of “Safer Alternatives for Consumer Products” Rule.

To identify chemicals of concern in consumer products, the DTSC states that it is important with a flexible regulation to be able to “adopt chemicals appearing on new, relevant “lists” (e.g., the SIN List), as they are published, without the need to conduct additional rulemaking.”

The DTSC Draft Straw Proposal Outline of “Safer Alternatives for Consumer Products” Rule