Draft OECD guidance on the in vitro testing of skin sensitisation potential

JECFA report on food additives

IARC verdict on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

OECD reports on nanomaterials




…Guidance on information requirements for reproductive and developmental toxicity

…ECHA explains how it evaluates read-across decisions

…Recent OECD work highlighted for registrants of dossiers on nanomaterials

…Committee opinions on restriction proposals

…Two new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) added to the Candidate List

…Applications for authorisation discussed by RAC and SEAC

…Other items of interest

Classification and labelling…

…C&L inventory updated

…ECHA’s Enforcement Forum focuses on child-resistant fastenings

…Updated guidance on the application of the CLP criteria

…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

…RAC opinions on classification and labelling

Biocidal Products Regulation…

…Draft updates to guidance on biocide toxicity and efficacy assessments

RIVM considers the grouping of nanomaterials

Four revised EFSA flavouring group evaluations

EFSA publishes opinion on caffeine

Health risks of dietary acrylamide considered by EFSA

EFSA dietary reference values (DRVs) for calcium and iron

EFSA assessments of animal feed additives

EFSA assesses genetically modified soybean

EFSA draft assessment reports (DARs) on three pesticides

Norwegian evaluation of bixafen metabolite

SCCS opinions on cosmetic ingredients

Herbal product assessments from EMA

Danish EPA evaluates 2,3-epoxypropylneodecanoate (EPDA)



TCEQ issues two new development support documents (DSDs)

Draft NTP toxicology report on a pentabromodiphenyl ether mixture (DE-71)…

…and Report on Carcinogens (RoC) monograph for cobalt



NICNAS releases reports on industrial chemicals

TGA interim decisions on chemicals

Health Canada sets indoor air exposure limits for nitrogen dioxide…

…and considers the effects of benzo[a]pyrene in drinking water