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A4 Quarterly Webinar


Not Intentionally Added: Finding Alternative Chemicals or Production Processes for Workhorse Chemicals Containing 1,4-Dioxane


Thursday, December 9 2021, at
12:00 PM EST


1,4-Dioxane (CAS No. 123-91-1) is a ubiquitous contaminant in certain surfactants used in cosmetics, detergents and shampoos and has become a significant drinking water contaminant throughout the United States and beyond. Evidence to date suggests that 1,4-dioxane is a suspected carcinogen and is regulated as such under U.S. state laws such as California’s Proposition 65. In Europe, 1,4-Dioxane was recently added as a Substance of Very High Concern and was placed on the Candidate List for Authorization in the EU. In Canada, 1,4-dioxane is listed on Canada’s Cosmetic Hotlist, which is a list of ingredients intended to be prohibited or restricted for use in cosmetics. A recent law that goes into effect in New York in 2022 imposes strict limits on the permissible amounts of 1,4-dioxane in household cleaning products, cosmetic products, and personal care products sold in New York. These limits will require many product manufacturers to seek out alternatives including substituting to other surfactants, changing manufacturing processes that do not result in the formation of 1,4-dioxane, or procuring from chemical suppliers that declare and validate 1,4-dioxane levels.

This A4 webinar will provide an overview of 1,4-dioxane, including its sources, hazards and exposure concerns, and will explore strategies that product manufactures are using to comply with the New York law, which has market implications beyond the state’s borders. Join us for this timely informed substitution topic and come prepared to share your organization’s solutions and challenges.

Webinar Speakers

 

Jillaine Dellis Anne Cooper Doherty


Jillaine Dellis

Director of Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs for Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care, North America, Henkel Corp.


Anne-Cooper Doherty

Senior Environmental Scientist,
Safer Consumer Products Program,
CA Department of Toxic Substances and Control

Kelly Grant Abigail Noble


Kelly Grant

Senior Environmental Scientist,
Safer Consumer Products Program,
CA Department of Toxic Substances and Control


Abigail Noble

Senior Environmental Scientist,
Safer Consumer Products Program,
CA Department of Toxic Substances and Control