Volume 49, Number 1

January 2010


INTERNATIONAL

Harmonising terminology for developmental toxicology studies

EUROPEAN UNION

Seasonal delights within REACH
…ECHA guidance documents in the making
…Calls for information to avoid unnecessary animal testing
…REACH-IT takes a Christmas break
…ECHA provides more answers to questions on CLP and REACH
…Webinar on preparing and submitting a registration dossier
EU risk assessment reports
Draft biocide evaluation on pyriproxyfen available from EC Environment
Revised EC guidance on assessing biocide health risks
Draft assessment reports on pesticides published by EFSA
Cobalt as a feed additive – EFSA deliberations
EFSA opinion on the feed additive 6-phytase (Finase® EC)
EFSA evaluation of high-viscosity white mineral oils (HVMO) as food additives
Red and yellow warnings for some colourful EFSA assessments?
EFSA report on allergenicity of genetically modified (GM) foods and feed      

UNITED KINGDOM

ACP reviews aminopyralid’s toxicity
ACNFP November deliberations

UNITED STATES

OEHHA proposal to revise public health goal for benzo(a)pyrene (BaP)
Child-specific health criteria for paraquat considered by OEHHA
New versions of FDA databases issued on direct and ‘indirect’ food additives
FDA GRAS status for lipase enzyme preparation from Aspergillus niger
Assessing the safety of endocrine-disrupting compounds

REST OF THE WORLD

Safe Work Australia assesses toxicity and health hazards of nanomaterials
RIVM – can REACH regulation be applied to nanomaterials?
NEG criteria document on isoflurane, sevoflurane and desflurane
NICNAS – Full Public Reports on two chemicals
Prioritising substances based on hazard – Canadian style
Screening assessments from Health Canada and Environment Canada – ‘challenged’
…and ‘unchallenged’
French toxicity reference values (TRVs)
Usefulness of in vitro data in chemical safety assessments questioned by RIVM  

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