INTERNATIONAL

WHO’s collaborative approach to human health risk assessment
New user manuals available for OECD QSAR Toolbox
JECFA releases summary and conclusions on food additives and contaminants
IARC’s verdict on certain drugs and herbal products

EUROPE

REACH
… Public consultation on the inclusion of six substances in ECHA’s Authorisation list
… Harmonised classification and labelling proposals for bupirimate and HICC
… ECHA ‘roadmap’ for exposure scenarios
… Other items of interest
Biocidal Products Regulation
… ECHA guidance for Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
… BPR submissions – IUCLID guidance
EFSA perspective on the risk assessment of combined exposure to chemicals
ECETOC workshop report on mode of action (MOA)
RIVM reviews current European risk assessment procedures
EU-OSHA priorities for research
Toxtree updated
Rooster combs extract and ‘cetyl myristoleate complex’ evaluated by EFSA
EFSA view on vitamin C intake
EFSA assessments of four animal feed additives
Opinions on cosmetics ingredients from SCCS
EFSA evaluates reference values for pesticides
EFSA report on CAGs for pesticide risk assessment
EFSA releases more draft assessment reports (DARs) on pesticides
More pesticide conclusions from EFSA
EFSA opinions on basic substance applications – talc and chitosan hydrochloride
Norwegian risk assessments on two pesticides and a plant growth regulator
DECOS evaluates the carcinogenicity and genotoxicity of four compounds
Danish assessment of phthalates
1,3-Propane sultone reviewed by SCOEL

UNITED KINGDOM

UK’s current predictive approaches to chemical hazard assessment
Committee on Toxicity July meeting

UNITED STATES

ExpoCast programme introduces high-throughput estimations of human exposure
US EPA finalised Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for lead
EPA publishes draft ‘state of the science’ evaluation for non-monotonic dose responses
Draft ATSDR toxicological profiles made available
Draft EPA ecological and human health risk assessments for six pesticides

REST OF THE WORLD

Canadian assessments of three compounds
APVMA review of sulfoxaflor
Canadian assessment of selenium in drinking water

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