Volume 49, Number 8

August 2010


INTERNATIONAL

WHO hazard ratings for pesticides
Vitamin D and rarer cancers
Safety testing of nanomaterials – OECD guidance
OECD guidance on identification of DNA-binding chemicals

EUROPEAN UNION

Keep your eye on the REACH ball
…Great summer offers to lead registrants
…Three for the price of two deal for early registration
…Make sure the substances you use will be legal after November
…Guidance and support on nanomaterials in IUCLID 5.2
…Eight more substances identified as SVHC…
…and another eight proposed for inclusion in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation
…Agreement on the need for further animal tests under REACH
…Reporting substance identity in IUCLID 5.2
…Evaluation of different crystalline forms – ECHA guide on identification issues
…REACH-IT industry user manual update
…More updated manuals for data submission
…Check what is published from your dossier – a new IT tool from ECHA
…First proposals for restriction under REACH
…Member registrant webinars
…Updated REACH-IT frequently asked questions (technical aspects)
…Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling of leucomalachite green
…Report format for harmonised classification and labelling proposals
More draft assessment reports on pesticides published by EFSA
EFSA conclusions on plant protection products – dodine and pyridaben
Vitamin E as a feed additive – EFSA evaluation
Evidence reviewed by SCHER on health effects arising from water fluoridation
EFSA reviews the cyclic imine and ciguatoxin groups of marine biotoxins
Data requirements outlined by EFSA for the risk assessment of flavourings
Alternative methods to animal testing for cosmetics – ECVAM review…
…and COLIPA analysis
‘EMEA’ assesses the safety of fenugreek seed and blackcurrant leaf as herbal medicines

UNITED KINGDOM

COT June deliberations
NICE report on cardiovascular disease prevention

UNITED STATES

NTP reports finalised for 5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furfural and 1,2-dibromo-2,4-dicyanobutane
NIEHS/EPA sponsored research on lung effects of nickel hydroxide nanoparticles
Revised RELs proposed by OEHHA for nickel and its compounds
EPA revises primary NAAQS for sulphur dioxide
Public health goal (PHG) for dinoseb affirmed by OEHHA
Carcinogenicity reviews of 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol and 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol
Child-specific health criteria finalised by OEHHA for chlorpyrifos
Tolerance petitions filed with EPA for several pesticide ingredients
EPA releases registration review documents for several pesticide ingredients
FDA GRAS status for transglucosidase enzyme preparation
Toxicity pathway-based risk assessment
Everything you wanted to know about the FDA

REST OF THE WORLD

NICNAS report on di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
Japanese project on safety of nanomaterials
APVMA assessment of the animal drug monepantel
BfR report on safety of herbal teas containing Ginkgo biloba  

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