IARC assesses carcinogenicity of chlorinated insecticides




…Proposal for the restriction of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)

…Fifteen substances to be added to ECHA’s Authorisation List

…Other items of interest

Classification and labelling…

…Consolidated CLP Regulation now available

…Updated guidance on the CLP Regulation

…Proposals for harmonised classification, and additional data on two substances

Biocidal Products Regulation

…Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) adopts opinions on seven active substances

…Registry for Biocidal Products (R4BP) updated

…New languages available for Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) editor

ECVAM strategy for achieving 3Rs impact in toxicokinetics

EFSA drafts guidance on assessment of uncertainty

EFSA flavouring group evaluation of α,β-unsaturated alicyclic ketones

EFSA dietary reference values (DRVs) for two vitamins and copper

EFSA re-evaluates the safety of several food additives

EFSA considers the health risks of the potential dietary contaminants chlorate…


…and Δ9 tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC)

EFSA assesses the safety of two synthetic sugars

Assessments by EFSA on food-processing materials

EFSA assesses genetically modified crops

EFSA draft assessment reports (DARs) on three pesticides

EFSA concludes on famoxadone

EFSA assessments of animal feed additives

SCENIHR issues draft opinion on tobacco additives

SCENIHR opinion on safety of DEHP and other plasticisers in medical devices

SCCS opinions on cosmetic ingredients

Herbal product assessments from EMA

Danish EPA releases toxicity reports on chemicals in consumer products and the environment…

…and establishes a tolerable daily intake (TDI) for antimony

DECOS carcinogenicity report on 4,4’-methylenedianiline (MDA)



Report from the June COT meeting



Outcome of the 135th meeting of the CIR Expert Panel



APVMA issues public release summary on fluensulfone

NICNAS releases reports on nickel(II) citrate and polyurethane crosspolymer-2