INTERNATIONAL

Update on the ICH guideline on residual solvents

OECD…

…reports on the classification and labelling of three substances

…SIARs on dichlorodiphenylsilane and glycerol monothioglycolate

IARC releases monographs on some common solvents and chemicals used in polymer production

JECFA…

…reports on several food additives

…summary and conclusions on certain contaminants in food

VICH guidance on establishing ARfDs for residues of veterinary drugs

 

EUROPE

REACH…

…Reproductive toxicity of chromium(VI) compounds assessed

…Transparency of chemical risk assessment under REACH evaluated

…Updated guidance on REACH registration and data sharing

…Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment

…Opinions on authorisation for certain chromium compounds

…Member State Committee (MSC) deliberations on substances of very high concern (SVHC)

…Other items of interest

Classification and labelling…

…RAC opinions on harmonised classification and labelling

…New proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

Biocidal Products Regulation

…BPC opinions on a range of biocidal substances

…Draft updated guidance on the assessment and evaluation of biocidal substances

EFSA and ECHA outline future endocrine disruptor guidance

ECETOC…

…releases guidance on endocrine system AOPs

…issues guidance on the use of human exposure data in chemical health risk assessment

EFSA…

…considers epigenetics and risk assessment of food

…assesses trimagnesium dicitrate (TMDC)

…establishes Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for thiamin (vitamin B1) and vitamin K

…concludes on six pesticides

…publishes rapporteur assessment reports (RARs) on five pesticides

…assesses a flavouring substance

…evaluates agar, beta-cyclodextrin and karaya gum as food additives

…assesses mixed tungsten oxides for food-contact uses

…issues safety assessments of animal feed additives

SCHEER publishes its second opinion on tobacco additives

SCOEL evaluates rubber fumes and dusts

SCCS opinions on cosmetic ingredients

EMA issues herbal product assessments

Danish EPA…

…establishes a health-based quality criterion (QC) for cosmetic grade talc in ambient air…

…and revises a screening report on phosphorous flame retardants

VKM risk assessments of substances in food supplements and energy drinks

 

UNITED KINGDOM

PHE issues toxicological summaries of four data-rich chemicals

COT…

…releases December meeting reports covering iodine, nickel and vitamin A

…and finalises three statements on acrylamide, arsenic and HBCDDs

 

UNITED STATES

NTP finalises toxicology and carcinogenicity report of a metal-working fluid

US EPA…

…issues two IRIS reviews covering benzo[a]pyrene and ethylene oxide

…and updates database for safe levels of pesticides in drinking water

Outcome of the 141st meeting of the CIR Expert Panel

 

REST OF THE WORLD

Canadian agencies issue screening reports on environmental chemicals

APVMA issues public release summaries on four active ingredients

NICNAS…

…releases a number of IMAP assessments

…and issues three reports on industrial chemicals

TGA final decisions on four hair dye ingredients