JECFA reports on food additives and contaminants

IARC assesses carcinogenicity of some industrial chemicals

IARC reports on mycotoxins in the developing world

OECD workshop on categorising nanomaterials




…Updated guidance on (quantitative) structure-activity relationships

…Consultations on four potential substances of very high concern (SVHCs)

…Restriction proposal on octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)

…Other items of interest

Classification and labelling…

…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

…RAC opinions on classification and labelling

Biocidal Products Regulation

…BPC opinions on active substances

…Comments requested on candidates for substitution: Cyanamide and PHMB

…September deadline reminder for active substances in articles

…Request for interest in four active substances in disinfectants

…New tools for estimating environmental emissions of biocides

JRC report on non-animal methods for detecting pre/pro-haptens

EFSA/WHO reviews the threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) approach

EFSA identifies potent carcinogens

EFSA draft dietary reference values (DRVs) for choline and vitamin B6

EFSA assessment of the food-contact materials α-tocopherol acetate…

…and zinc oxide nanoparticles

EFSA evaluates chlorine dioxide as a preservative

EFSA concludes on the pesticides fenamidone, isoxaflutole and mesotrione

EFSA renewal assessment reports (RARs) on the pesticides benzoic acid, bifenazate and imazosulfuron

EFSA assessments on several animal feed additives

Herbal product assessments from EMA

ANSES opinion on glyphosate carcinogenicity

DECOS evaluates carcinogenicity and genotoxicity of two substances



PHE issues toxicological summaries

COM statement on ‘mutation spectra’



EPA issues draft IRIS review on toxicity of RDX

EPA releases initial assessment on 1-bromopropane…

…while NIOSH proposes exposure limit

California Adopts ‘No Significant Risk Level’ (NSRL) for DINP

ACGIH occupational exposure values – 2016 updated booklets



Health Canada evaluates sulphur dioxide