INTERNATIONAL

IARC releases monograph on benzene

OECD…

…Draft test guidelines

…Risks of mixed exposures

…Validation studies of two in vitro test methods (skin corrosion and eye irritation)

…Updated reporting templates

JECFA reports on food contaminants

WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence reviews a range of drugs including cannabis

 

EUROPE

REACH…

…Member State Committee (MSC) deliberations on substances of very high concern (SVHCs)

…Draft recommendation for authorisation list

…Testing proposals involving vertebrate animals

…ECHA to derive occupational exposure limits

Classification and labelling…

…Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling

…RAC opinions on harmonised classification and labelling

Biocidal Products Regulation

…BPC opinions on seven active substances

EFSA…

…Evaluation of propylene glycol esters of fatty acids as a food additive

…Consideration of dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls

…Assessment of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in food

…Draft scientific opinion on cyanogenic glycosides

…Flavouring evaluation of myrtenal

…Conclusions on the safety of five food enzymes

…Assessment of magnesium citrate malate (“MgCM”) in food supplements

…Consideration of new scientific evidence on Cry1Ac protein

…Safety assessment of five animal feed additives

…Report on a genetically modified maize strain expressing mEPSPS and PAT proteins

…Conclusions on the safety of four pesticides

…Assessment reports on seven pesticides

…Joint project on Benchmark Dose modelling with RIVM

EMA…

…Reflection paper on the qualification of non-genotoxic pharmaceutical impurities

…Guidance for impurities in veterinary medicines

…Releases information on pharmaceutical excipients

…Updated guideline for environmental risk assessment (ERA)

SCCS opinions on cosmetics ingredients

ANSES exposure limits for cadmium and trichloroethylene

DECOS…               16

…Occupational exposure limits for di- and tri-isocyanates

…Evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of two nitrobenzenes

…Carcinogenicity of occupational exposure during coal gasification and iron and steel founding

Danish EPA assesses health risks of fluorinated substances in cosmetic products

 

UNITED KINGDOM

COT December meeting

COC report on the use of biomarkers in cancer risk assessment

 

UNITED STATES

NTP releases draft monograph on sarin

Gentian violet and N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine added to Proposition 65 List

EPA releases draft Human Health Toxicity Values

Outcome of the 149th meeting of the CIR Expert Panel

 

REST OF THE WORLD

Health Canada consultations on barium and chloramines in drinking water

Canadian screening assessments

NICNAS report on an industrial chemical