It is hard to imagine but the classification of TiO2 which was anticipated to occur last month by a "Delegated Act" was not accepted (yet) by the EU parliament. Member states are again invited to submit their views. Read summary by Martin Engelmann : https://www.linkedin.com/posts/martin-engelmann-615312a8_titaniumdioxide-tio2-rollercoaster-activity-6600056016795123712-Wemq
The expert report on the outcomes of the PSLT workshop in Edinburgh has been submitted to Inhalation Toxicology. We have decided to split the paper into two parts, i,e, 1) the consensus opinion of the experts as condensed during the workshop, and 2) our personal interpretation as moderators and experts in [...]
We spent 2 full days with 15 invited experts and 15 observers to discuss the state of the art science on PSLT. In breakout sessions we discussed the definition of PSLT, the definition of overload, the releavnce of the rat as a model for PSLT inhalation toxicology and finally the human [...]
The classification of TiO2 by the European Chemical Agency in 2017 has initiated a series of events and discussions that forward a workshop on particle overload and the consequences drawn from rodent inhalation studies. After the EU classification of titanium dioxide, the suggestion has been raised that Poorly Soluble particles of [...]
France has withdrawn its intention for harmonized classification of crystalline silica (See ECHA’s registry of intentions: https://echa.europa.eu/registry-of-clh-intentions-until-outcome/-/dislist/details/0b0236e180b9b823) The listed reason for withdrawal: As “work involving exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust” is now included in the Directive 2017/2398/CE, French MSCA considers that the need to propose a classification as carcinogen [...]
Nanoconsult leading author on most recent review on the genotoxicity of crystalline silica. Work contracted by EuroSil published in high-impact, open access journal.