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China | New Regulation Proposed for Safety of Cleaning Products

China is considering the introduction of a new regulation aimed at ensuring the safety of cleaning products. The proposed regulation, currently in draft form, outlines safety and technical standards for various cleaning products used in households and industries. The regulation covers a range of aspects including ingredients, labeling requirements, and testing methods.

One of the key changes proposed in the regulation is the transition of the nature of the document from being advisory to mandatory. This means that the guidelines mentioned in the regulation will carry legal weight, ensuring that manufacturers comply with the safety measures outlined.

The regulation also introduces specific definitions for various terms related to cleaning products, including substances such as alkylphenol ethoxylates, didodecyldimethylammonium chloride, and halogenated hydrocarbons, among others. The use of these substances will be either prohibited or restricted in cleaning products to ensure user safety.

Furthermore, the regulation places emphasis on the biodegradability of surfactants used in cleaning products, requiring them to meet certain biodegradation thresholds. This step aims to minimize environmental impact while maintaining effective cleaning capabilities.



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