Volume 48, Number 7

July 2009


INTERNATIONAL

WHO drinking water guidelines just keep rolling along: third edition updated…
…and fourth underway
UN reviews lead
Allergenicity of novel proteins
IPCS considers dose-response modelling
Risk assessment methodology for combined exposures – IPCS looks at issues
IPCS – less doubt on uncertainty in exposure assessments

EUROPEAN UNION

More activity within REACH
…Updated manual for registrations and PPORD notifications
…Tighter controls loom a step closer for the first substances of very high concern
HERA report on polycarboxylates
EFSA conclusions on more plant protection products
Draft assessment reports on pesticides published by EFSA
Summer sun inspires EFSA to assess yellow carotenoids in animal nutrition
Another tasteful EFSA exercise on benzyl derivatives
EFSA evaluates glucosamine from Aspergillus niger as a novel food ingredient
Selenium source evaluated by EFSA for use in food supplements
Predictive models for carcinogenicity and mutagenicity

UNITED KINGDOM

COM evaluates genotoxicity of fumagillin dicyclohexylamine
June COM meeting

UNITED STATES

Public health goal finalised by OEHHA for chlorite
Several TSCA submissions notified to EPA
Perfluorinated chemicals reviewed
Toxicogenomic data in EPA risk assessments – dibutyl phthalate (DBP) case study
More pesticide tolerance announcements from EPA
New season look for FDA website

REST OF THE WORLD

DECOS considers HBROEL for methanol and cyclic acid anhydrides
Dutch verdicts on reproductive toxicity of ammonia, and aluminium and its compounds
Swedish consensus reports
Screening assessments from Health Canada and Environment Canada
Threshold doses for peanuts in allergic individuals
Application of threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) to cosmetics…
…and aerosols

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