Volume 48, Number 11

November 2009


INTERNATIONAL

WHO publishes more JMPR pesticide monographs
OECD evaluates estrogen receptor binding affinity model for inclusion in (Q)SAR toolbox

EUROPEAN UNION

Autumn – time to gather in more juicy REACH offerings
…Information requirements for repeated dose toxicity and reproductive toxicity
…Registration of notified substances
…Guiding the way for lead registrants
…Time is ticking for downstream users to contact their suppliers about chemical uses
…List of registered substances published
EU risk assessment reports
EFSA conclusions on more plant protection products
EFSA publishes additions to draft assessment reports (DARs) for buprofezin and oryzalin
Group flavouring evaluations from EFSA
Smoke flavouring product fails EFSA scrutiny
LLNA results and weight of evidence approach for skin sensitization
Recent ECVAM publications on alternative tests for eye and skin irritation

UNITED KINGDOM

Compendium of Chemical Hazards – series expanded by Health Protection Agency
Reports from HSE on asbestos and mesothelioma mortality
ACNFP September deliberations
COM October agenda

UNITED STATES

Five draft EPA IRIS toxicological reviews and six finalised versions
NTP draft reports on toxicology and carcinogenesis studies
NRC AEGLs for nine airborne chemicals
OEHHA PHG for bentazon and NSRL for fumonisin B1
A new approach to assessing the safety of nanomaterials
Oral cancer potency of NNK
112th meeting of Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel
Tolerance petitions filed with EPA for several pesticide ingredients
Pesticide tolerance announcements from EPA for meptyldinocap and saflufenacil
EPA Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) addendum for dimethyldithiocarbamates
Pesticide registration review – EPA assesses some antimicrobials and biopesticides

REST OF THE WORLD

NEG criteria document on sulphuric, hydrochloric, nitric and phosphoric acids
NICNAS – ‘Full Public Report’ on Sicopal Orange L 2430
A lower TDI for melamine?
RIVM investigates whether food contaminants pose a risk to children
FSANZ – risk assessments for plant sterols and related compounds

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