INTERNATIONAL

OECD conclusions from second CoCAM meeting
New and updated OECD guidelines for the testing of chemicals
Draft OECD guidelines on in vitro testing of chemicals
OECD publishes evaluation of 2-generation reprotoxicity data assessing EOGRTS
OECD publishes review of novel testing methods for endocrine disruption 

EUROPE

REACH
…ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopts opinions on five chemicals
…Proposals for the harmonised classification and labelling
…Other REACH items of interest
Special issue on the first ten years of EFSA
EFSA opinion on genetically modified oilseed rape
Ammonium from water filters assessed by EFSA
EFSA evaluates novel and emerging brominated flame retardants (BFRs)
EFSA issues pesticide conclusion on spiromesifen
EFSA draft assessment reports (DARs) on orthosulfamuron and metaflumizone
EFSA updates its opinion on zeaxanthin in food supplements
Carnauba wax assessed by EFSA
Four EFSA Flavouring Group Evaluations are now available
European Union adopts list of approved flavouring substances
European Commission predicts changes in human health risk assessment
EC second regulatory review of nanomaterials
Two biocides evaluated by EC Environment
SCCS opinions on cosmetics ingredients
SCCS assesses dyes for eyelashes
Norwegian assessment of furan
RIVM proposes shorter-term tests for identifying carcinogens
Vitamin D requirements
Draft reports on the reproductive toxicity of theophylline, triamcinolone and triamcinolone acetonide
DECOS proposes HBC-OCRVs for 1,3-butadiene
Final reports on the reproductive toxicity of indium/indium compounds and chloramphenicol

UNITED KINGDOM

COM draft statement on cell transformation assays 

UNITED STATES

US EPA summary of publications for assessing cumulative risk
US EPA report on advances in inhalation gas dosimetry
US NTP identifies candidate substances for the 2013 Report on Carcinogens (RoC)
US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) policy on animal testing
ICCVAM assess classification criteria that identifies chemical eye hazards with fewer animals
OEHHA reviews developmental and reproductive toxicity of xylene and deltamethrin
CIR safety assessments published on several cosmetic ingredients
Ingested nitrites and nitrates – reconsidering the risks of stomach cancer

REST OF THE WORLD  

NICNAS categorises carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as suspected carcinogens
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) assessed by NICNAS
APVMA publishes findings on sedaxane…
…and penflufen
Canadian evaluation of beryllium toxicity
Acrylamide in French fries – a risk assessment

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