OECD launches AOP-KB, its knowledge base on adverse outcome pathways

WHO guidance on uncertainty evaluation in risk assessment

OECD guidelines for the testing of chemicals

SIDS Initial Assessment Reports (SIARs) released by OECD

JMPR evaluates pesticide residues




…ECHA unveils web pages for REACH 2018

…ECHA alerts on substances being considered for risk management

…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

…ECHA issues two ‘calls for evidence’ on proposed restrictions for D4 and D5

…Other items of interest

Biocidal Products Regulation

…ECHA publishes official Article 95 list for biocides

…ECHA publishes a practical guide on the BPR

…Ten opinions adopted by Biocidal Products Committee

EC provides comprehensive overview of non-standard (eco)toxicity test methods

In vitro test protocols from ECVAM

Two revised EFSA flavouring group evaluations

EFSA assessment of a food-contact material

EFSA dietary reference values (DRVs) for chromium, selenium and zinc

EFSA considers the health risks of perchlorates in food

EFSA assessments of animal feed additives

EFSA concludes on two pesticides

Herbal product assessment from EMA

Opinions on cosmetics ingredients from SCCS

Norwegian risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) maize strains

Danish EPA reviews environmental fate of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs)



COC guidance on deriving points of departure (PODs) and potency estimates for carcinogens



NTP announces 13th Report on Carcinogens (RoC)

Outcome of the 132nd meeting of the CIR Expert Panel

EPA releases tranche of registration review documents

New AEGLs for several airborne halogens published by NRC (volume 18)



Canadian authorities release three screening assessment reports

NICNAS releases public reports on several industrial chemicals


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