MAY NEWS

Agrochemical:

  • Glyphosate: no change proposed to hazard classification

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) agrees to keep glyphosate’s current classification as causing serious eye damage and being toxic to aquatic life. Based on a wide-ranging review of scientific evidence, the committee again concludes that classifying glyphosate as a carcinogen is not justified.

https://echa.europa.eu/it/-/glyphosate-no-change-proposed-to-hazard-classification

REACH:

  • Assessments of two substance groups published.

Assessments of regulatory needs are now available for:

Methylene diphenyl ureas; and Aralkylamines

https://echa.europa.eu/it/assessment-regulatory-needs?utm_source=echa-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_content=20220601&_cldee=tg0Kup3vx6_GlvuqZTICneBIo83xMR9d74aNqTQv0mfoJZqqRQF5iZbcKxRm4IXcOJFnsT_NfrOK-z3YfvJ_-g&recipientid=lead-67c0fcd4c0e0e71180fa005056952b31-948887e921a44a9db97c5ca582fa4681&esid=3f5e0192-84e1-ec11-813c-005056b9310e

  • Consolidated texts for UK REACH and CLP laws published

https://chemicalwatch.com/484152/consolidated-texts-for-uk-reach-and-clp-laws-published

Nanomaterials:

  • Urinary MicroRNA-based Early Cancer Detection Using Nanowire-based Devices

https://euon.echa.europa.eu/nanopinion/-/blogs/urinary-microrna-based-early-cancer-detection-using-nanowire-based-devices?_cldee=tg0Kup3vx6_GlvuqZTICneBIo83xMR9d74aNqTQv0mfoJZqqRQF5iZbcKxRm4IXcOJFnsT_NfrOK-z3YfvJ_-g&recipientid=lead-67c0fcd4c0e0e71180fa005056952b31-948887e921a44a9db97c5ca582fa4681&esid=3f5e0192-84e1-ec11-813c-005056b9310e

Cosmetics:

  • Danish Consumer Council exposes ‘undesirable’ substances in sunscreen products

https://chemicalwatch.com/493607/danish-consumer-council-exposes-undesirable-substances-in-sunscreen-products

Food:

  • Efsa issues final list of plasticisers in FCMs prioritised for risk assessment

https://chemicalwatch.com/486442/efsa-issues-final-list-of-plasticisers-in-fcms-prioritised-for-risk-assessment