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Report from DIOXIN2018

  The DIOXIN2018 conference was held in Krakow, Poland, 26-31 August, 2018 with about 1000 participants from all over the World. The event included the 38th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants and the 10th International PCB Workshop. A few brief notes There was a plenary every day and six parallel oral sessions. In…
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Zürich Statement on Future Actions on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are man-made chemicals. To date, over 4,000 unique PFASs have been used in technical applications and consumer products, and some of them have been detected globally in human and wildlife biomonitoring studies. Because of their extraordinary persistence, human and environmental exposure to PFASs will be a long-term source of concern.…
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New substances added to the REACH Candidate List

On 27th June 2018 ECHA has added 10 new chemical substances/mixtures to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorization, so it now contains 191 chemical entries. The 10 new entries are: Three cyclic siloxanes 1. Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) 2. Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) 3. Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) Comment: Some uses of D4 and D5 are…
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Quinoline, styrene and styrene oxide are chemical carcinogens

More than 40 experts and observers from more than 14 countries met at an IARC Working Group meeting in Lyon, France, during 20-27 March 2018, in order to evaluate the cancer evidence for quinoline, styrene and styrene oxide for the IARC Monograph No. 121. As always participation in an IARC WGs is hard, intense but…
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