OECD Guidance for Characterising Hydrocarbon Solvents for Assessment Purposes

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OECD Guidance for Characterising Hydrocarbon Solvents for Assessment Purposes

March 25th, 2016

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has issued guidance on characterisation of UVCB hydrocarbon (HC) solvents.These substances range from 5-20 carbons, comprising the hydrocarbon classes of paraffins, isoalkanes (branched alkanes), naphthenes, aromatics, n-alkanes (or n-paraffins/saturated linear alkanes), branched alkanes (isoparaffins) and cycloalkanes.The... read more »

PFA at Eurotox 2015 in Porto, Portugal

October 19th, 2015

This year’s Eurotox conference was held in September in the idyllic city of Porto in Portugal, and covered a range of important issues ongoing in current regulatory toxicology. A team from PFA were among over 1500 delegates in attendance at this important annual event.... read more »

HBCDD – ECHA committees recommend authorisation under REACH: PFA’s strong input to a landmark decision

March 16th, 2015

Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) will require authorisation to be used in the EU after August 21st 2015 (the ‘sunset date’) under the REACH Regulation. This is because of HBCDD’s persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) properties. A key use for HBCDD is as a flame retardant in expanded... read more »

EU roadmap for establishing endocrine disrupting chemicals criteria

July 14th, 2014

Endocrine disrupting (ED) properties means the potential to interfere with the hormonal systems of organisms and cause harmful effects. There are a variety of European legislations that include specific reference to the need to control substances that have ED properties, such as REACH, the... read more »

ECHA updates Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) list

June 23rd, 2014

Chemicals which meet the criteria for carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and reproductive toxicity (CMR), or (very) persistent, (very) bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT/vPvB) can be considered Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Being listed as a SVHC means that the substance is a candidate for selection for... read more »

Regulatory Compliance

November 17th, 2012

Regulatory compliance is vitally important in today’s chemical industry. The business viability of chemical products now depends on conformity with health and safety and environmental legislation. Peter Fisk Associates can provide you with full support in fulfilling all the requirements of chemical regulations, such... read more »

Welcome to Peter Fisk Associates – Environmental and Toxicology Consultancy

November 17th, 2012

Peter Fisk Associates delivers expert environmental and toxicology consultancy on the assessment and management of the hazards and risks of industrial chemicals. Working with regulatory bodies as well as industry, we offer a range of high-quality and cost-effective services. These include REACH consultancy, environmental consultancy, preparation... read more »