UN issues sixth GHS “purple book”

ICH issues addendum to M7 guidelines

ICH classifies solvents: trimethylamine and methyl isobutyl ketone

JECFA summary and conclusions on food additives

OECD reports on nanomaterials




…Updated guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment (IR&CSA)

…Guidance on substance identification for complex natural substances

…Applications for authorisation

…Other items of interest

Classification and labelling…

…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

Swedish opinion on the risk assessment of chemical mixtures

EFSA dietary reference values (DRVs) for magnesium and phosphorus

EFSA flavouring group evaluation

EFSA draft assessment reports (DARs) on three pesticides

EFSA concludes on thifensulfuron-methyl

SCCS opinions on hair dye ingredients

EMA releases background reviews on two excipients used in pharmaceuticals

Herbal product assessments from EMA

Swedish consensus reports on workplace chemical

DECOS evaluates reproductive toxicity of uranium and related compound

RIVM report on probit functions for acute inhalation toxicity

RIVM investigates the health risks of e-cigarettes



Public Health England issues report on e-cigarettes

SACN finalises report on carbohydrates and health



EPA releases initial assessment on three classes of flame retardants

EPA finalises PPRTV documents for two compounds

FDA accepts GRAS status for more food ingredients



Canadian agencies review phthalates

TGA final decisions on chemicals

NICNAS releases reports on several industrial substances…

…and reassesses two others

NICNAS review of butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)

NHMRC finalises information paper on lead

APVMA issues public release summary on cyazofamid