INTERNATIONAL

IARC…

…releases new monograph on isobutyl nitrite, β-picoline and four acrylates

…evaluates some industrial chemical intermediates and solvents

JECFA summary and conclusions on certain food additives

OECD…

…Draft test guidelines

…Updated detailed review and validation report of the Pig-a gene mutation assay

…New test guideline for in vitro eye damage

…Draft guidance on dermal absorption

WHO ECDD reviews some psychoactive substances

ILSI releases functional foods monograph

 

EUROPE

REACH…

…Deliberations on substances of very high concern (SVHCs)

…New Chesar version released

…Updated guidance for nanomaterials

…Planned extension of completeness check

…Insights on dossier evaluation

…Toxicity testing proposals involving vertebrate animals for four substances

…Call for comments and evidence in preparation for restriction dossiers

Classification and labelling…

…Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling on six substances

…RAC opinions on harmonised classification and labelling of ten substances

Biocidal Products Regulation

…BPC opinions on four active substances

EFSA…

…Evaluations of flavouring substances

…Opinion of the health risks of ochratoxin A (OTA) in foo

…Opinion on phthalates in food-contact materials (FCMs)

…Safety of lacto-N-tetraose (LNT) as a novel foo

…Conclusions on the safety of three food enzymes

…Acceptability of calcium lignosulfonate as a previous cargo for fats and oils

…Assessment reports on three pesticide active substances

…Evaluations of monkfruit extract and acacia gum

…Assessments of feed additives

…Updated statement on chlorpyrifos-methyl

…Conclusion on the safety of the pesticidal use of mancozeb and dimethyl disulphide

EuroMix handbook for mixtures risk assessment

EMA…

…Releases information on pharmaceutical excipients including ethanol

…Considers three herbal medicinal products

SCCS evaluates five cosmetic ingredients

DECOS evaluations of hydrogenated terphenyl, cadmium and MIBK

ANSES occupational exposure limits (OELs) for dust

 

UNITED KINGDOM

HSE publishes new workplace exposure limits (WELs)

COT December meeting

 

UNITED STATES

New chemicals added to Proposition 65 List

NTP releases technical report on carbon nanotubes

EPA…

…Draft IRIS review protocol for certain PCBs

…Releases PPRTV documents

Draft ATSDR toxicological profiles covering nine chemicals of concern made available

TCEQ issues final Development Support Document (DSD) on specific diisocyanates

 

REST OF THE WORLD

Health Canada consultation on boron in drinking water

Six Canadian draft screening assessments made available

APVMA issues public release summaries on bixlozone and mesotrion

Safe Work Australia exposure standards report

NICNAS reports on five industrial chemicals