10 April 2017 / EDCs, Europe, Risk assessment
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and The European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) met on 5 April to discuss joint projects and areas of common interest related to the risk assessment of chemicals.
Subjects on the agenda included:
• combined exposure to chemical mix..
New guidance produced on safe levels of exposure and water contamination
12 April 2017 / Australia, PFCs, Risk assessment
The Australian Department of Health (DoH) has released guidance reducing acceptable exposure levels to three perfluoroalkyated substances (PFASs).
The move follows concern about contamination found in 2015 around..
Outlines nickel exemption, limits on substances used in aqueous toys
12 April 2017 / Children's products, Metals, Substances of concern, Turkey
Turkey's customs and trade ministry has amended the recently adopted Regulation on toy safety.
The Regulation now provides an exemption for nickel used in toys, or their components, made of stai..
Several suspected EDCs and CMRs undergoing RMOA
20 April 2017 / CMRs, EDCs, Europe, Sensitisers
Echa has included updates on 18 substances in its public activities coordination tool (PACT) for risk management option analysis (RMOA) or hazard assessment.
Seven substances have been added for which member states are now starting RMO..
Nonprofits talk pesticides, wildlife removal budget cuts and green jobs
ARTICLE | APRIL 20, 2017 - 12:00AM | BY CORINNE BOYER
Virtually no protections are in place to safeguard watersheds and streams — both sources of drinking water in Oregon — from being contaminated by herbicides, says Jason Gonzales of Oregon Wild. T..