Category Archives: Risk assessment

The Madrid Statement

The Madrid statement on Poly-and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) was presented at the 34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants, held 31 August-5 September 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Since then the Statement has been signed by 206 scientists and professionals from 40 countries. The scientists call on the international community to cooperate in limiting the production…
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First Meeting of the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network

This meeting was held in Paris, France, October 8-10, 2014 at the premises of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES). ANSES entrance There were about 6o participants from about 30 countries. Participants in Plenum The network is needed because of the increased production and use of chemicals, and the ongoing…
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EU overrules a Danish national ban of four phthalates

In 2011 Denmark submitted a proposal for the EU regulation of four phthalates, and in the same time a Danish ban was decided for the placing on the market of articles intended for use indoors and articles that may come into direct contact with the skin or mucous membranes containing one or more of the four…
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New risk assessment of trichloroethylene

In the United States of America the basic chemical law "Toxic Substance Act (TOSCA)" was ahead of time, when it was introduced almost 40 years ago. Now the European REACH legislation is more advanced. A few days ago USEPA who manage the chemical legislation called on Congress to enact legislation that strengthens the current federal…
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