Volume 49, Number 9

September 2010


INTERNATIONAL

GHS – amendments proposed for third edition of “purple book”
Overview of JECFA’s 73rd meeting

EUROPEAN UNION

Holiday reading for REACH
…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling
…Other REACH documents of interest
Draft biocide evaluations from EC Environment on lauric acid and aluminium phosphide
More draft assessment reports on pesticides published by EFSA
EFSA conclusions on more plant protection products
Monographs on 27 (ultra)trace elements in animal feed – an EFSA-funded project
SCCS assessments of ingredients used in cosmetics
EFSA reviews the brevetoxin (BTX) group of marine biotoxins
T-2 and HT-2 toxin – an EFSA-funded project
Safety of methacrylate copolymers as food additives evaluated by EFSA Panel
Erythritol comes under EFSA scrutiny for use in beverages
Safety of glycerol esters of gum rosin assessed by EFSA
Group flavouring evaluations from EFSA
Monomethylsilanetriol for use in food supplements – EFSA considers additional data
Amaranth re-evaluation by EFSA
EFSA confirms previous lycopene risk assessment
Lutein for use as a food colour – EFSA sets a new ADI
Novel food ingredients assessed by EFSA
EFSA guidance on risk-benefit analysis of foods
EC Environment workshop on mixture toxicity
ReProTect – alternative testing methods for reproductive and developmental toxicity
EC launches public consultation on alternative methods for cosmetic testing
In vitro assessment of dermal absorption – how to pass SCCS scrutiny
Alternative toxicity testing methods – ECVAM statements
EFSA report on allergenicity of genetically modified (GM) foods and feed
ECETOC workshop report on ‘omics’ technologies

UNITED KINGDOM

COC may revise statement on genetics, chemicals and cancer
COT/COM/COC joint report

UNITED STATES

NTP Technical Report finalised for dibromoacetonitrile (DBA)
NSRLs derived by OEHHA for glycidol and 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT)
Proposed Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for more hazardous substances
Further TSCA submissions notified to EPA by industry
OEHHA reviews developmental and reproductive toxicity of methyl isocyanate
115th meeting of Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel
RIFM assesses safety of branched chain saturated alcohols as fragrance ingredients

REST OF THE WORLD

IRSST review of trichloroethylene (TCE) carcinogenicity
DECOS – OELs for aluminium, aluminium compounds and endotoxins
Draft screening assessments from Health Canada and Environment Canada
NICNAS – Full Public Report on rape oil, polymer with tung oil
Assessing the quality of toxicity studies on nanomaterials

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