In a research study conducted by Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN), it was revealed that Belgium currently has the highest percentage of fruit and vegetables contaminated with toxic pesticides, making groundwater in certain regions unhealthy…
- EU: Research study reveals highest pesticides contamination of fruits and vegetables found in Belgium
On August 11, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL) by adding 22 more chemicals to it. After this update is made, there will be 1,055 chemicals listed on the SCIL.
In its recent findings published in August 2022 by U.S. FDA as a part of ongoing 2020 Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report, it is estimated that more than half of all the food samples tested by the U.S.
- Australia: Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (Allowable Variation in Concentrations of Constituents in Agricultural Chemical Products) Standard 2022
The standard prescribes the extent of the allowable variation in the concentrations of constituents (including active and non-active constituents) in registered agricultural chemical products.
On August 09, 2022, a notifiction issued by the U.S.
In a research study conducted to examine the associations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure, altered metabolic pathways, and risk of non-viral hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), it was found that exposure to high perfluorooctane…
The Alliance for Action on Pesticide in Nigeria (AAPN) has urged the Nigerian government to develop pesticide policy and legislation that will ensure hazardous pesticides are banned and reduced in usage.
The Dutch authorities have expressed their intention to include perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts (namely Ammonium perfluoroheptanoate, Perfluoroheptanoic acid and Sodium perfluoroheptanoate) into European Chemicals Agency's substance of very…
- U.S.: Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances; Updates to the Hazard Communication Program and Regulatory Framework; Minor Amendments to Reporting Requirements for Premanufacture Notices; Correction
U.S. EPA is issuing a correction to a final rule that published in the Federal Register on July 05, 2022.
- U.S.: Implementing Statutory Addition of Certain Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory Beginning With Reporting Years 2021 and 2022
The document updated the list of chemicals subject to toxic chemical release reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA).