EC Report on Intentionally Added Microplastics published

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EC Report on Intentionally Added Microplastics published

February 12th, 2018

Peter Fisk Associates Limited was part of a team with Amec Foster Wheeler (now Wood plc), Environment Agency Austria, and Burges Salmon, that worked on a project to define and assess the environmental risks of intentionally added microplastics, for the European Commission.  The resulting... read more »

Improvements in alternative methods for skin corrosion testing

April 22nd, 2016

A tiered system for skin corrosion and irritation testing, employing in vitro models, is an established part of the current OECD testing strategy used for REACH. The approach allows for the discrimination between substances which are not classified and those which require classification as... read more »

CLP Regulation in full effect

September 10th, 2015

The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP; Regulation (EC) 1272/2008) has been in force since January 2009. On 1st June 2015 it came into full effect. The previous legislation, the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD; Directive 67/548/EEC) and Dangerous Preparations Directive (DPD; Directive 1999/45/EC), are... read more »

Requirements of classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals set to change

August 7th, 2014

Classification and labelling are an important means by which hazards of chemicals are communicated by suppliers to users. Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (the ‘CLP Regulation’) sets out important rules, including criteria for identification and diagrams for communication of the hazards. For suppliers of substances,... 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 »

SETAC Basel 2014 conference

May 29th, 2014

The annual meeting of  SETAC Europe in Basel took place on the 11-15 May 2014. The SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) event was well-attended, with approximately 2000 delegates representing industry, regulatory organisations, academic institutions and service providers. The five central themes of the... read more »

EC accept Comet assay

March 18th, 2014

The European Commission Member State Committee have accepted that the Comet assay can be used to follow up in vitro mutagenicity results. This can be combined with an in vivo micronucleus assay, which will give more information to establish the potential of a chemical... read more »

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Recent Meeting of Experts and EC Chief Scientific Adviser Meeting

December 5th, 2013

In late October 2013 a meeting on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) was held between the EC chief scientific advisor and a group of experts. EDCs interact with hormonal receptors in animals and man, and there may be long term health effects that have yet to... read more »

New Biocidal Product Regulation

September 5th, 2013

The new Biocidal Product Regulation  (BPR, 528/2012) entered into application on the of 1st of September, replacing the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD, 98/9/EC).  The new Regulation aims to harmonise the biocides market on Union level, simplify the authorisation and approval of active substances and introduce... read more »

New EU Cosmetics Regulation

August 13th, 2013

11 July 2013 saw the full implementation of the new EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009), which replaces the Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC).  The Regulation specifically allowed the old Cosmetics Directive to be used up to this date. There are no transition provisions and the Regulations... read more »