Ecotoxicity testing with ‘difficult’ substances

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Ecotoxicity testing with ‘difficult’ substances

December 21st, 2018

A reliable understanding of the aquatic hazard of a test substance is vital for risk assessment of chemicals, because assessment of both chemical hazard and risk arising from expected use rely on this in most circumstances. The use of standardised toxicity testing guidelines is... read more »

Guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of EU Pesticide and Biocide regulations

July 31st, 2018

Guidance, drafted by ECHA and EFSA, on identification of endocrine disruptors (EDs) in the context of EU pesticide and Biocide Regulations was published on 7th June. According to the guidance, a substance is considered as having endocrine disrupting properties if it meets all of... read more »

REACH Substance Identity

May 15th, 2018

The final REACH deadline has passed, but substance identity is still important. Have you: Included more than one hazard profile under a single Registration? Registered an organic salt? Ignored impurities? Registered a UVCB and/or naturally-derived substance? Presented limited evidence for your composition and sameness within the SIEF? If you answer yes... read more »

Chemical Regulation and Brexit Advisory Forum, 23 March 2018

April 3rd, 2018

Peter Fisk recently participated in a meeting of the Chemical Regulation and Brexit Advisory Forum, organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The meeting gathered insights from RSC members involved in regulatory affairs concerning the changes resulting from the UK leaving the EU.... read more »

US Toxic Substances Control Act

August 19th, 2016

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the legislative framework for regulation of industrial chemicals in the USA. Following a lengthy period of review, a major revision of the Act has now been signed into law with immediate effect. This development brings significant changes... 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 »

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 »

Peter Fisk Associates and University of Surrey hold Collaborative Conference on Natural Products

January 19th, 2015

The conference ‘Natural Products Research to Regulation’ was held on November 19th at Surrey University. This was the first of a series of events focusing on natural product chemistry and the associated regulatory challenges.In addition to addressing some of the challenges of the regulation... read more »

Cosmetics Compliance Summit, London, 14-16 Oct

September 30th, 2014

The Cosmetic Compliance Summit 2014 is due to take place in London in mid-October, following on from the launch of this event last year. The summit aims to provide clarification to key issues surrounding the EU Cosmetics Regulation, informing those involved in the cosmetics... read more »