OECD guidelines for the testing of chemicals

QSAR Toolbox version 3.3 now available

JMPR evaluation of pesticide residues




…REACH 2018 roadmap published by ECHA

…Updated guidance on PBT/vPvB assessment from ECHA

…Guidance document on structured short titles for exposure scenarios

…ECHA releases 2014 CMR report

…Dutch authority assesses quality of industry DNELs

…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

…RAC adopts opinions on harmonised classification and labelling

…RAC and SEAC agree on restriction proposals and opinions on authorisation

…ECHA adds six new SVHCs to its Candidate List and updates entry for bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)

…Proposed restriction of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and related substances

…Other items of interest

Biocidal Products Regulation

…New version of R4BP 3 now available

…Updated guidance on biocidal products regulation

…New opinions adopted by the Biocidal Products Committee

Toxicity assessment of mixtures reviewed by JRC

SCENIHR adopts guidance on nanomaterials in medical devices

ECVAM drafts recommendations on the h-CLAT skin sensitisation assay

EFSA considers allergenic foods and food ingredients

EFSA dietary reference values (DRVs) for folate and vitamin A

EFSA publishes opinion on caffeine

EFSA considers the health risks of chloramphenicol and modified mycotoxins

In vivo genotoxicity studies on nivalenol and deoxynivalenol

EFSA assessment of three substances used in food-contact materials

Two revised EFSA flavouring group evaluations

EFSA assessments of animal feed additives

EFSA draft assessment reports (DARs) on diquat and isofetamid

EFSA concludes on seven pesticides

EMA releases monographs on herbal medicines

Opinions from EMA on menthofuran, pulegone and estragole in herbal medicines

EMA reviews phthalates, cyclodextrins and propylene glycol as pharmaceutical excipients

Opinions on cosmetics ingredients from SCCS

DECOS evaluates the carcinogenicity and genotoxicity of 2,6-xylidine

Norwegian risk assessment of supplementary beta-carotene

Danish EPA releases survey reports



Reports from the December COT meeting

ACNFP to evaluate an application for use of Oligonol®



EPA summary report on human relevance of mouse lung tumours

Outcome of the 133rd meeting of the CIR Expert Panel

EPA finalises IRIS review on inhalation of Libby amphibole asbestos

EPA releases revised human health risk assessment of chlorpyrifos

SOT issues draft statement on health effects of hookah use



EC/HC New Substances Program

Canadian agencies release a screening assessment on cobalt

Aminocyclopyrachlor assessed by Health Canada

NICNAS releases public reports on ten industrial chemicals

APVMA issues public release summary of halauxifen-methyl

FSANZ applications for genetically modified (GM) corn and GM-derived enzymes


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