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UK-REACH eBook

The UK officially left the EU on 31 January 2020 entering into the 11-month post-Brexit transition period which itself ends on 31 December 2020. During the transition period the UK continues to follow EU rules and regulations, however what happens at the end of the transition period regarding many things, including regulatory alignment and free trade, is still uncertain. The UK and EU are keen to negotiate a trade deal post transition, but the exact nature of that deal is unclear.

Regulation

Plant Metabolism eBook

Regulators across the world are concerned with ensuring that any residues left in or on a crop after application of a plant protection product (PPP), present minimal risk to the health of humans and animals. To achieve this, regulators need information on the identity of the residues and the levels of residues remaining in or on a crop, in order to assess dietary risk and set maximum residue levels (MRLs).

COVID-19

Hand Disinfectant Blog

COVID-19 is driving unprecedented demand for hand disinfectant products and sanitizers. For chemical companies to meet demand, EU regulations must alter. Read on to find out how the EU regulatory environment is changing.

Pollinator Studies

Bee Blog

With more complex pollinator studies now demanded by regulators of crop protection products, we have an interview with Dr Michael Ramsey, Study Director for Terrestrial Ecotoxicology, about the new Covance research apiary in Huntingdon, UK and the value it brings to research and the local ecosystem.

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How to Run Successful eFate Studies for Industrial Chemicals
How to Run Successful eFate Studies for Industrial Chemicals
Blogs
Environmental fate (eFate) studies are well established for crop protection chemicals and pharmaceuticals and are becoming commonplace for industrial chemicals, but what are the key considerations for setting up and running them? Find out here.
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The simple steps to successful active substance renewal
The simple steps to successful active substance renewal
Blogs
The renewal process in the EU and the US for existing active substances requires advance planning and careful and attentive management. Following is practical advice to help you tackle the renewal of your plant protection active substance.
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NANOMATERIALS: How To Overcome REACH Regulatory Challenges
NANOMATERIALS: How To Overcome REACH Regulatory Challenges
eBooks
Nanomaterials are chemical substances that have a particle size between 1 and 100 nanometres (nm) in at least one dimension. What is special about nanomaterials is that the properties of a substance change when it is scaled down to nanosize - such changes can include improvements in optical, electrical and magnetic properties.
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Neonicotinoids: The Science and Regulatory Complexity
Neonicotinoids: The Science and Regulatory Complexity
eBooks
Growth in the agrochemical industry has been driven by the need to produce enough food to feed a rapidly growing global population. During the last century, global food production has doubled, driven initially by the introduction of mineral phosphate fertilizers in the early 20th century and then, in the 1940s, by the introduction of synthetic crop protection products (CPPs). However, despite the increased crop yields resulting from synthetic pesticide use, concerns over toxicity have also been highlighted, so the development of pesticides has proceeded with the aim of creating more effective and safer active ingredients to overcome the problems of the past. The e-book provides an overview; introducing neonicotinoids, explaining the science behind their use, the reasons for safety concerns and reviewing their regulatory status across the globe.
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