Volume 49, Number 5

May 2010


INTERNATIONAL

CICAD on strontium and its compounds
JMPR pesticides report
JECFA evaluates six food contaminants at its 72nd meeting…
…and issues the final report covering its 71st meeting on food additives

EUROPEAN UNION

Don’t be grounded – fly high with REACH
…Revised manuals to ensure compliance with the new version of REACH-IT
…Read all about it – ECHA’s practical guides to preparing registration dossiers
…Commission determined to speed up registration and authorisation
…Acrylamide branded as SVHC
…Draft guidance document published
…New guidances released
…REACH-IT industry user manual
…Calls for information to avoid unnecessary animal testing
…Webinar presentations available online for registrants
Revised ECETOC targeted risk assessment (TRA) tools
More proposals for harmonised Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP)
RAC in agreement on harmonised classification for epoxiconazole and abamectin
Draft biocide evaluation available from EC Environment on cypermethrin
More draft assessment reports on pesticides published by EFSA
EFSA conclusions on four plant protection products
Threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) and pesticides – EFSA considers options
Benzene – health effects and mechanisms of bone marrow toxicity
EFSA assesses Koffogran as feed additive for chickens
CIT/MIT mixture considered by EFSA for food-contact use
The continuing aspartame saga – latest EFSA instalment
Octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA)-modified gum acacia assessed by EFSA for food use
EFSA deliberations on calcium lignosulphonate as a carrier for vitamins and carotenoids
Debate on folic acid supplementation continues – new EFSA report
‘EMEA’ updates guidance on repeated dose toxicity

UNITED KINGDOM

HSE revises REACH website

UNITED STATES

IRIS draft toxicological review for dichloromethane and three finalized reviews
NIOSH publishes 22 skin notation profiles
OEHHA draft public health goals (PHGs) for methoxychlor and selenium
EPA releases registration review documents for several antimicrobial pesticides

REST OF THE WORLD

Human toxicology-based ERLs derived by RIVM on chlorinated hydrocarbons
Screening assessments from Health Canada and Environment Canada
RIVM compares lung effects of gold nanoparticles and their known associates
Inhalational effects of fragrance allergens studied by RIVM researchers
APVMA assessment of ipconazole
FSANZ assessment report for lipase

 

 

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