INTERNATIONAL

OECD…

…releases guidance document on AOPs and IATA

…launches ‘Effectopedia’

…updates the QSAR Toolbox

…reports on the risk assessment of nanomaterials

JECFA reports on food contaminants

 

EUROPE

ECETOC…

…publishes advice on respiratory sensitisation

…describes the ‘seven steps’ to identify endocrine-disrupting properties

REACH…

…ECHA reminds newcomers to the market to pre-register their chemicals by 31 May this year

… N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) discussed by RAC and SCOEL

…Data available on 15,000 chemicals

…Update to the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP)

…Calls for comments on the restriction of lead in jewellery

…New proposals for the restriction of lead in PVC, and of diisocyanates

…RAC and SEAC opinions on restriction and authorisation

…Updated draft guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment (IR&CSA)

…Other items of interest

Classification and labelling…

…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

…RAC opinions on harmonised classification and labelling

Biocidal Products Regulation

…BPC opinion on anticoagulant rodenticides

…Updated guidance on the BPR

EFSA and OECD report on in vitro developmental neurotoxicity testing

EFSA…

…investigation of pesticide exposure and potential links with Parkinson’s disease and childhood leukaemia

…new revisions of three flavouring group evaluations (FGEs)

…evaluations of acacia gum, glycerol, lecithins, polyglycerol polyricinoleate and soybean hemicellulose as food additives

…opinion on hydroxytyrosol as a novel food

…rapporteur assessment reports (RARs) on three pesticides

…conclusion on oxasulfuon

SCCS finalises opinions on two cosmetic ingredients, HEPB and PHMB

SCOEL releases eleven occupational exposure limit (OEL) reports

SCHEER issues opinions on the safety of silicone breast implants

VKM risk assessments of dietary nutrients

 

UNITED KINGDOM

March COT meeting

 

UNITED STATES

Outcome of the 142nd meeting of the CIR Expert Panel

 

REST OF THE WORLD

Canadian agencies draft screening reports on environmental chemicals

FSANZ sets TDI for perfluoroalkylated substances

TGA final decisions on chemicals