Does your exposure assessment leave you exposed?

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Does your exposure assessment leave you exposed?

May 31st, 2017

In REACH dossier and substance evaluations, the authorities are focussing increasingly on exposure scenarios. Registrants are already receiving demands for additional information on exposure and risk reduction measures. This is expected to increase in future! Both human and environmental exposure are under scrutiny. Any parameters... read more »

Microplastics – Sources, Risk and Regulation

November 30th, 2016

The presence of microplastics and microbeads[1] in the aquatic (freshwater and marine) environment has been a focus of much public debate over recent years, at both European and world-wide levels. Regulators have been considering what actions are necessary to reduce microplastics in the environment. Meanwhile,... read more »

How to Find Out about the Chemicals You’re Exposed to

February 16th, 2016

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has changed the way that information on chemicals is presented on their website.ECHA is responsible for managing and assessment of the dossiers that manufacturers and importers must submit on chemicals (“substances”) in the EU under the REACH Regulation (EC)... 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 »

European Food Safety Authority Evaluation of Aspartame

February 18th, 2013

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has scrutinized aspartame for its safety as use in food as an artificial sweetener, since its use was initially approved in the U.S. The sweetener is metabolised into aspartic acid, methanol and phenylalanine, constituents which have given basis... read more »