Volume 51, Numbers 1 & 2

January/February 2012


INTERNATIONAL

IARC evaluates carcinogenic potential of arsenic, metals, fibres and dusts
Human carcinogen identification – where are we?
ICH guidance on genotoxicity testing
OECD uses case studies on endocrine disrupting chemicals to evaluate proposed guidance
OECD considers in vitro skin corrosion test methods
“Little blue book” for JECFA’s 74th meeting


EUROPEAN UNION

REACH
…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling
…Scientific opinions on harmonised classification and labelling adopted by RAC
…ECHA identifies twenty new Substances of Very High Concern
…Thirteen Substances of Very High Concern recommended for authorisation
…Other items of interest
ECETOC workshop report on endocrine disruptor risk assessment
ECETOC evaluates combined exposure to chemicals
Re-evaluating Cramer’s predictions
2011 progress reports released by AXLR8 Consortium…
…and the SEURAT-1 Research Initiative
ECVAM recommendations on in vitro carcinogenicity testing
Quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models for predicting carcinogenicity
More biocide reports from European Commission
EFSA publishes…
…draft guidance on application requirements for food additive evaluations
…guidance on subchronic toxicity testing for whole food/feed
…studies on aspartame
…report on tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA)
…draft assessment report on L-ascorbic acid
…opinions on previous cargoes for edible fats and oils
…assessments on T-2 and HT-2 toxins
…evaluations of genetically modified cotton and maize
…more flavouring group evaluations
‘EMEA’ releases final Community herbal monographs…
Preliminary opinions from SCCS concerning fragrance allergens…
…and nitrosamines and secondary amines in cosmetic products
SCCS releases opinions on eight cosmetic ingredients
Danish EPA screening tool for assessing the safety of nanomaterials
Precautionary principle for nanomaterials discussed by SRU
RIVM evaluates respiratory allergen potency assessment
Dutch Health Council final reports
VKM ranks amino acids


UNITED KINGDOM

HSE workplace exposure limits
COM strategy for genotoxicity testing
COC discusses asbestos exposure in children


UNITED STATES

OEHHA risk assessment guidelines
NSRL derived by OEHHA for chlorothalonil
NTP reports on toxicology and carcinogenesis studies
NTP nominations for sulfolane, phenolic benzotriazoles and trimethylsilyldiazomethane
ITER risk values for seven substances
Development Support Documents proposed by TCEQ for arsenic and n-butane
CIR final reports, re-reviews and Scientific Literature Reviews on a number of cosmetic ingredients
NSF oral risk assessment report on diacetone alcohol
FDA GRAS status for rebaudioside A, milk mineral concentrate, tuna oil and erythritol
Tox21 – has the revolution in chemical testing begun?
US EPA pesticide registration proposed for four new active ingredients
 

REST OF THE WORLD

More full public reports released by NICNAS
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) evaluated by NICNAS
Health effects of diazinon discussed by APVMA
APVMA develops RfD for parathion-methyl
Low THC hemp evaluated by FSANZ for use in food
FSANZ evaluates genetically modified corn
Final review of aniline from Canadian authorities
Two halogenated hydrocarbons evaluated by Canadian authorities
Canadian risk assessment of methylnaphthalenes
The perfect cancer study? 

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