INTERNATIONAL

Draft Test Guideline from OECD on in vitro carcinogenicity testing
OECD advises on endocrine disruption
Drinking water guideline for manganese – should WHO re-evaluate its 2011 decision?

EUROPEAN UNION

REACH
…Thirteen substances identified as SVHC for REACH
…ECHA proposes restriction on 1,4-dichlorobenzene
…RAC adopts opinion on four phthalates
…Illustrative Chemical Safety Report (CSR) from ECHA
…Other items of interest
ECVAM search guide released
EFSA updates botanicals compendium
Health effects of fluoride and five metals reviewed for EFSA
EFSA evaluates mineral oil hydrocarbons in food
EFSA reports on bovine lactoferrin (bLF)
More flavouring groups evaluations from EFSA
EFSA opinion on niacin as a feed additive
EFSA evaluates beta-carotene for use as an additive to animal feed
L-Carnitine and L-carnitine L-tartrate assessed by EFSA
Allura red evaluated by EFSA
EFSA opinions on chemicals for use in food can coatings
More opinions on previous cargoes for edible fats and oils published by EFSA
EFSA draft assessment reports (DARs)
More finalised Community herbal monographs and public statements from ‘EMEA’
DECOS proposes a draft HBROEL for hydroquinone and benzoquinone…
…and evaluates the carcinogenic potential of (di)benzoylperoxide and naphthalene
Swedish consensus reports now available in English

UNITED KINGDOM

COT considers high intake levels of aluminium, vitamin D and…
…the interaction of caffeine with alcohol
SACN June Meeting

UNITED STATES

EPA finalises benchmark dose technical guidance document
Final NTP monograph on the health effects of low-level lead exposure
NTP finalises report on toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of methyl trans-styryl ketone
Draft EPA IRIS toxicological review of ammonia
OEHHA proposes maximum allowable dose level (MADL) for butyl benzyl phthalate
NSRL derived by OEHHA for tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP)
FDA GRAS status for carnallite sea salt
Results from the 123rd meeting of the CIR Expert Panel

REST OF THE WORLD  

Full public reports released by NICNAS
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) assessed by NICNAS
Summary of proquinazid from APVMA
Toxicity of chemicals evaluated by TGA