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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 »

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 »

ECHA General Report 2013 Facts and Figures

May 20th, 2014

ECHA publish facts and figures ECHA have published the facts and figures relating to the year 2013 General Report. The Phase 2 REACH deadline saw the completion of the registration of an approximate of 3000 substances, most of which have now been disseminated online. This fulfils... read more »

Solvents Day, June 10 at University of York, promoting more sustainable solutions

May 12th, 2014

Has the time come for severe restrictions on many commonly used solvents? Chemical safety assessment and compliance with the REACH regulation may result in severe restrictions on many commonly used solvents. The restrictions will have an impact on future solvent use, and present a need... read more »

SAICM Considers Approach to 2020 Deadline

May 5th, 2014

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is an international policy framework, which seeks to improve the global management of chemicals as part of sustainable development. The agenda of the framework is by 2020 to globally establish a way of producing and using... read more »