Volume 46, Number 1

January 2007 

PART I: WORLD NEWS


INTERNATIONAL

IARC verdicts on indoor emissions from coal, wood and high temperature frying
CICAD on the mono- and di-substituted methyltin, butyltin and octyltin compounds
OECD SIDS Initial Assessment Report (SIAR)
Little things matter – OECD considers nanomaterials
WHO monograph on fluoride in drinking water
Report of the 64th JECFA meeting
OECD draft guidelines and supporting documents on the rodent uterotrophic assay

EUROPEAN UNION

REACH – a vote of approval from the European Parliament
EU draft risk assessment report on sodium hydroxide
Feed additive assessment by EFSA
EFSA evaluation of carbosulfan
EFSA assesses safety of malic acid salts as sources of calcium, magnesium and zinc

UNITED KINGDOM

TDIs recommended by COT for PFOS and PFOA
Defra advisory committee discusses PFOA
COT December deliberations
COT consider effects of chemicals on the human male reproductive system
SACN publish final report on folate

UNITED STATES

Pesticide petitions filed with the EPA
EPA proposed pesticide tolerance for diphenylamine
EPA pesticide Reregistration Eligibility Decisions
EPA NCEA draft toxicological reviews of certain cyanobacterial toxins
Voluntary children’s chemical evaluation programme – EPA status report updated
Draft EPA health risk assessment on lead

OTHER AUTHORITATIVE BODIES

Danish authorities consider dihydroxyacetone in self-tanning creams

PART II: SHORT CUTS

Acrylonitrile and lung cancer
1,6-Hexamethylene diisocyanate – inhalation effects at even lower concentrations
Inhalation toxicity of 3-chloro-4-toluidine in rats
Low level thyroid effects for hexabromocyclododecane
PBDEs and PCBs – working together as developmental neurotoxins?
Roundup, Stomp and Reglone – three herbicides on a journey of genotoxic discovery
4-Nitrophenol may affect the reproductive system
Water disinfection by-products (DBPs) and miscarriage
Primary sensitization to cinnamyl chloride
Cinnamaldehyde affects rat kidney enzymes
The down-side of selenium?
Vitamin E and cancer deaths
A systematic overview on folate and breast cancer
… and a less formal appreciation of folate and cardiovascular disease
Nutrient intake and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Docosahexaenoic acid – a thoughtful predictor
Sweet results from 13-week dog study with a Luo Han Guo mogroside extract
Sugar lovers and pancreatic cancer
Long-term drinking of soft beverage by rats
Pomegranate juice and blood cholesterol
Updated IPCS framework – the relevance of rodent tumours to humans

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