Volume 48, Number 3

March 2009


INTERNATIONAL

OECD – ‘draft final’ SIAR on isobutyric acid/anhydride and SIAP on diantimony trioxide
DDT health hazards assessed by WHO
WHO drinking water guidelines on nitrobenzene
OECD – polymer characteristics and potential toxicity
International workshop on risk assessment strategies for food allergens
Fishy endocrine disruption assay – OECD guidance


EUROPEAN UNION

REACHing for chemical accolades
…Application of REACH to nanomaterials
…ECHA upgrades for REACH-IT and IUCLID 5
…Pre-SIEFS and SIEFs – ECHA explains how to share information
SCCP evaluates more cosmetic ingredients
EC clarifies quantitative risk characterisation of biocides
Draft biocide evaluation on 1,2-dibromo-2,4-dicyanobutane available from EC Environment
Draft assessment reports on pesticides published by EFSA
EFSA conclusions on plant protection products
Developmental neurotoxicity of deltamethrin assessed by EFSA
EFSA revises MRLs for the fungicide procymidone
Vitamin A as a feed additive – EFSA considers health implications
Gossypol in animal feed assessed by EFSA
EFSA reviews yessotoxins (YTX), marine biotoxins found in shellfish
Calcium-, magnesium- and zinc methionates in food supplements assessed by EFSA
A burst of flavouring evaluations from EFSA
CoE evaluates natural flavouring sources
Bioactive peptides and human disease – EFSA examines potential link
EFSA issues consolidated list of Article 13 health claims
EC Committees discuss risk assessment of genotoxic carcinogens

UNITED KINGDOM

COT February deliberations
Metals and elements in the UK diet – COT recommendations
ACNFP discusses Canadian sweetener VitSugar™
Astaxanthin dietary supplement considered by ACNFP

UNITED STATES

IRIS toxicological reviews issued by EPA for nitrobenzene and platinum compounds
Peer review of EPA’s draft IRIS assessment of acrylamide
Further TSCA submissions notified to EPA
2009 ACGIH TLVs and BEIs – changes cover a number of industrial chemicals
CIR safety assessments published on several parabens, polyisobutene and trichloroethane
Provisional Health Advisory values set by EPA for PFOS and PFOA in drinking water
Pesticide tolerances granted by EPA for emamectin
Pesticide science reviews available from EPA under Freedom of Information Act
Safety studies on polyethylene/polyethylene terephthalate fabric
FDA GRAS status of bovine globulin and high linolenic acid flaxseed oil
Getting the flavour of FEMA GRAS assessments
Methylmercury-contaminated fish – FDA issues draft risk and benefit assessment  

REST OF THE WORLD

DECOS proposes HBROELs for mineral oil aerosols
Screening assessments from Health Canada and Environment Canada
NICNAS report on triclosan
Canadian drinking water quality guidelines
Capsinoids put through their toxicological paces

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