ISO updates its guidelines on the testing of medical devices

IARC verdict on polybrominated biphenyls




…Review of criteria for non-aquatic organisms within PBT/vPvB frameworks

…Clarification on the REACH registration of cosmetic ingredients

…ECHA drafts update of its community rolling action plan (CoRAP)

…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

…Applications for authorisation of trichloroethylene

…Other items of interest


Biocidal Products Regulation

…Biocides Review Programme Regulation enters into force

…Transitional guidance on the evaluation of environmental risk mitigation measures (RMM)

…New Summary Product Characteristic (SPC) editor for biocides authorisation

EFSA issues exposure guidance for risk assessments of plant protection products

Three revised EFSA flavouring group evaluations

EFSA assessment of two substances used in food-contact materials

EFSA concludes on three pesticides

Herbal product assessments from EMA

Opinions on cosmetics ingredients from SCCS

SCENIHR drafts opinion on di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in medical devices

DECOS human health reports on acetaldehyde, dimethyl sulphate and fungal alpha-amylase

Swedish authorities assess chemicals in textiles



Outcome of the October COT meeting



EPA issues guidance on data-derived extrapolation factors (DDEFs)

EPA finalises PPRTV documents covering four compounds

FDA accepts GRAS status for two food ingredients

Finalised NTP toxicology report on β-picoline

Finalised development support document (DSD) on chromic acid mist from TCEQ



Canadian authorities release reports on four pesticides…

…and issue a draft screening assessment report on various azo acid dyes

TGA evaluates three agricultural and veterinary chemicals

NICNAS issues full public reports on two industrial chemicals


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