Volume 49, Number 6

June 2010


INTERNATIONAL

IARC verdicts on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
OECD (Q)SAR Application Toolbox – acute aquatic toxicity
Environmental risk assessment – OECD toolkit

EUROPEAN UNION

REACH campaign continues
…RAC assesses the use of boric acid and borates by amateur photographers
…Chemical safety assessment and reporting tool (Chesar) now available
…Dissemination of information on registered substances and mixtures
…Preparing a IUCLID 5 Classification and Labelling (C&L) notification dossier
…Submitting a dossier through REACH-IT – updated manual
…Draft guidance documents published
…New guidance released
…Calls for information to avoid unnecessary animal testing
…Changing legal entity made easier
…Time for a tough talk with SIEF members
…Webinar presentations available online for registrants
…Proposal for harmonised Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of chloroform
Revision of the integrated ECETOC targeted risk assessment (TRA) tools
Draft biocide evaluations available from EC Environment on naled and perestane
EFSA publishes more draft assessment reports on pesticides
Conclusions on four more plant protection products issued by EFSA
EFSA-funded pesticide projects
…Toxicological relevance of pesticide metabolites in dietary risk assessment…
…(Q)SAR analysis to identify pesticide metabolites of toxicological concern…
…and proposed updated guidance on evaluating dermal absorption of pesticides
SCCS assessments of ingredients used in cosmetics
Health risks from lead in food – EFSA assessment
EFSA reduces melamine TDI (tolerable daily intake)
Darkly coloured EFSA assessments
Sweet EFSA result for steviol glycosides
Group flavouring evaluation from EFSA on furan and furfuryl derivatives
EFSA evaluates iron sources – ferrous ammonium phosphate (FAP)…
…and haem peptonates
Assessing the influence of genetics on drug pharmacokinetics – ‘EMA’ draft guideline

UNITED KINGDOM

HSE reviews occupational cancer burden in Great Britain
Effects of caffeine on miscarriage and stillbirth

UNITED STATES

OEHHA proposes revised RELs for the diisocyanates TDI and MDI
114th meeting of Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel
Tolerance petitions filed with EPA for prohydrojasmon and alkyl polyglucoside esters
EPA releases biopesticide registration review document for menthol
FDA GRAS status for 1,3-propanediol
ACToR and ToxRefDB – EPA databases take centre stage

REST OF THE WORLD

REACH and environmental quality standards – RIVM report

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