Volume 46, Number 11

November 2007 

PART I: WORLD NEWS


INTERNATIONAL

OECD issues draft SIARs and finalised SIDS
JECFA evaluation of steviol glycosides
OECD guidance on grouping of chemicals
REACH for more guidance to the regulations
SCHER deliberations on EU risk assessment reports
Sodium perborate – addendum to the risk assessment report
SCENIHR assesses the safety of DEHP in medical devices
SCCP opinion on vitamin K1
Draft evaluations on biocides available from EC Environment
EFSA draft assessment reports on seven pesticides
Narasin and lasalocid cross-contamination of animal feeds assessed by EFSA
EFSA gives the green light to a red feed additive for fish
L-lysine fermentation product for use in animal feed – EFSA raises some concerns
EFSA food for thought, is benzo[a]pyrene an appropriate marker for PAHs?
EU and national legislation on food-contact materials
EFSA assesses food-contact materials
Partially depolymerised guar gum as a food additive – EFSA gives the OK
Another genetically modified maize assessed by EFSA
Toxmatch: a new software application for the grouping of chemicals

EUROPEAN UNION

REACH for more guidance to the regulations
SCHER deliberations on EU risk assessment reports
Sodium perborate – addendum to the risk assessment report
SCENIHR assesses the safety of DEHP in medical devices
SCCP opinion on vitamin K1
Draft evaluations on biocides available from EC Environment
EFSA draft assessment reports on seven pesticides
Narasin and lasalocid cross-contamination of animal feeds assessed by EFSA
EFSA gives the green light to a red feed additive for fish
L-lysine fermentation product for use in animal feed – EFSA raises some concerns
EFSA food for thought, is benzo[a]pyrene an appropriate marker for PAHs?
EU and national legislation on food-contact materials
EFSA assesses food-contact materials
Partially depolymerised guar gum as a food additive – EFSA gives the OK
Another genetically modified maize assessed by EFSA
Toxmatch: a new software application for the grouping of chemicals

UNITED KINGDOM

COM October deliberations
COT Statement on cabin air environment and ill-health
COM considers acrylamide genotoxicity again
ACNFP questions novel food ingredient status of fungal glucosamine hydrochloride
SACN debates selenium and health
Hold the front page on folic acid fortification?
Peanut allergy – advice from the House of Lords

UNITED STATES

EPA final toxicological review and accompanying IRIS summary for 1,1,1-trichloroethane
OEHHA finalises child specific reference doses for atrazine and deltamethrin
Nanoparticle Information Library created by NIOSH
Revised summary for methane sulphonic acid submitted to the EPA HPV Program
Proposed AEGLs for hazardous substances
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for sulphur oxides – EPA asks public to air views
OSHA provides guidance on worker exposure to diacetyl
Proposition 65 – OEHHA maximum allowable dose levels for reproductive toxicants
PHGs for 1,2,3-trichloropropane and PCBs, and initiation of OEHHA risk assessments
Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms – US interagency report
Pesticide tolerance petitions filed with the EPA
Pesticide tolerances issued by the EPA for spinetoram, tembotrione and tepraloxydim
EPA REDs for aldicarb and the allethrins, and risk assessments on Busan 77, N-methyl carbamates and sodium fluoride
EPA pesticide Registration Review for farnesol, nerolidol, chitin and chitosan
Bisphenol A – US debate continues
FDA food-contact substances database on CEDIs and ADIs
FDA smiles on isomaltulose
Mutagenic mode of action (MOA) for cancer assessment – EPA guidance framework
Applications of toxicogenomics – report of the NRC
Getting under your skin with various EPA approaches to dermal exposure assessment

OTHER AUTHORITATIVE BODIES

Dutch Health Council assesses reproductive effects of organic solvents on workers
NICNAS – Full Public Reports on new chemicals
APVMA assessment of dimethenamid-P, pyrasulfotole and sulphuryl fluoride
FSANZ safety assessments
 

PART II: SHORT CUTS

Vinyl chloride monomer effects at less than 1 ppm – how low can toxicologists get?
Inhalation toxicity study with silver nanoparticles
Development of male reproductive system in mice is affected by benzophenone-2
… while in rats, phthalates may act jointly
Maternal exposure to PBDEs may be linked with testicular shyness
Smokeless tobacco and circulatory disease
Asthma incidence rises among workers
… and house-proud aerosol users
Is butylated hydroxytoluene part of the asthma problem?
Severe allergic response to ortho-phthalaldehyde
Allergic contact dermatitis to cod liver oil
Folic acid and cardiovascular disease
Vitamin D and cancer of the oesophagus
Maternal vitamin D deficiency may be a risk factor for preeclampsia
Dietary antioxidants ineffective in preventing age-related macular degeneration?
More tea anyone?
A tale of childhood diabetes and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
… and a spicy story of cinnamon and adult diabetes
Flavonols and cancer of the pancreas
Anticarcinogenicity of Nordic berries
Delayed allergic response to fermented soybeans
Greens, genes and the risk of heart attack
Cereal fibre and the fight against stomach cancer
Peanut allergy reviewed
Allergic response to broad beans  

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