Volume 50, Number 12

December 2011


INTERNATIONAL

IARC evaluates occupational exposure to bitumens and their emissions
Less-than-lifetime exposure to carcinogens – an ILSI/HESI workshop
Background documents for WHO drinking-water quality guidelines
JMPR evaluates pesticide residues

EUROPEAN UNION

REACH
…Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling of formaldehyde
…Other items of interest
EFSA evaluates the health effects of pyrrolizidine alkaloids
EFSA evaluates the risk of Alternaria toxins in food
Flavouring group evaluation released by EFSA
Draft assessment reports on pesticides published by EFSA
More conclusions on plant protection products from EFSA
EC Environment evaluates imidacloprid and deltamethrin
‘EMEA’ releases draft Community herbal monographs and public statements
Patterns and prevalence of food allergy presented by ILSI Europe
SCCS opinions on sun-protectants
An evaluation of DNELs and limit values for occupational exposure
European agencies take a closer look at engineered nanomaterials

UNITED KINGDOM

COT consider proposal to restrict phthalates
HSE Research Reports on mesothelioma mortality and…
…beryllium
COM October deliberations on chlorophenols, nanomaterials and genotoxicity testing

UNITED STATES

IRIS final toxicological review for dichloromethane
Proposition 65 – OEHHA NSRLs for carcinogens and MADLs for reproductive toxicants
NSRL derived by OEHHA for 4-methylimidazole
EPA – Pyrethrins/pyrethroid cumulative risk assessment
CIR final reports and Scientific Literature Reviews on a number of cosmetic ingredients
FDA GRAS status for enzyme-modified steviol glycosides
NRC AEGLs for seven airborne chemicals
PBPK model developed for vapour inhalation and applied to diacetyl (2,3-butanedione)

REST OF THE WORLD

Canadian authorities evaluate hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and quinoline
DECOS carcinogenicity reports
HBROEL for carbon disulphide
BfR reviews acrylamide
VKM investigates fish oil decomposition and oxidation products
ANSES reviews bisphenol A (BPA)
Diethyl phthalate (DEP) evaluated by NICNAS
FSANZ evaluates dimethyl ether
 
 
 

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