Volume 46, Number 5

May 2007 

TOXICITY PROFILES

Updated

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Toxicity Profile on sodium stearate

PART I: WORLD NEWS


INTERNATIONAL

IARC verdicts on alcoholic beverages and ethyl carbamate (urethane)
WHO drinking water guidelines on dicofol, methoprene, novaluron, pirimiphos-methyl
and pyriproxyfen

EUROPEAN UNION

EFSA establishes acute reference dose for imazalil
Genetically modified maize assessed by EFSA

UNITED KINGDOM

COC Statement on prostate cancer and pesticide exposure – causal link not established
Ice structuring protein – ACNFP draft opinion

UNITED STATES

IRIS draft toxicological review issued by EPA for nitrobenzene
NTP technical reports – two final and several draft reports available
More NTP nominations
Submissions to the EPA HPV Program
CIR final reports on capsicum-derived ingredients, phytantriol and polyethylene
Pesticide tolerance petitions filed with the EPA
EPA pesticide tolerances and exemptions
FDA considers qualified health claim for corn oil and reduced risk of heart disease

OTHER AUTHORITATIVE BODIES

RIVM verdict on chemical categories and read-across in the context of REACH

PART II: SHORT CUTS

Diethyl phthalate and Clophen A60 may act synergistically across the generation gap
DNA adducts in workers exposed to low concentrations of ethylene oxide (EO)
Mercury emissions from power plants and IQ
Prenatal manganese and childhood behaviour – secrets of the tooth fairy
Nickel skin allergy – sensitization dose fundamentals explored
Allergic contact dermatitis to polyethylene glycol-7 hydrogenated castor oil
Occupational contact allergy to cysteamine hydrochloride in perms
Increasing incidence of sensitization to the hair dye ingredient para phenylenediamine…
… are the dermatologists partly to blame?
Dermally applied trans-capsaicin tested for carcinogenicity in mice
Arsenic in a kelp supplement
An updated assessment on tartrazine
Genotoxicity of stevioside – not such sweet news
Vitamin D in pregnancy and childhood wheezing
Antioxidants and teeth
Re-examination of rat kidney cancers found in NTP quercetin study
Flavonoids and the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality
Apple polyphenols and cholesterol oxidation products
Lignans may help prevent colorectal cancer
… and breast cancer
Babies see better with pre-natal docosahexaenoic acid?
Bone health and n-3 fatty acids
Docosahexaenoic acid for lower blood pressure?
Almonds may stop blood glucose going nuts
Lipid transfer protein (LTP) confers cross-reactivity to rice, apple and peach
Hearty coffee effects – the debate continues
Parkinson’s disease and dairy products
Maternal seafood consumption and child development
GM maize 1507 tested in 90-day rat feeding study
Bad timing for the BBQ season – a new cooked beef mutagen is identified

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