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  • Risk to bees from fipronil: call for data

    Fipronil molecular formula: C12-H4-Cl2-F6-N4-O-S The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is calling on national authorities, research bodies, industry and other interested organisations to submit new information related to the risk to bees from the insecticide fipronil. The call for data was requested by the European Commission, which in 2013 imposed restrictions on the use of […]

  • JRC-IRMM releases series of uranium hexafluoride reference materials

    JRC-IRMM re-characterised and issued new certificates for the entire series of uranium hexafluoride certified reference materials (IRMM-019 to IRMM-029). These CRMs represent a unique set of reference materials to be used in process control, nuclear material accountancy and safeguards verification measurements in enrichment plants. Enrichment is one of the proliferation sensitive stages of the nuclear […]

  • EU legislation to control F-gases

    To control emissions from fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases), including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the European Union has adopted two legislative acts: the ’MAC Directive’ on air conditioning systems used in small motor vehicles, and the ‘F-gas Regulation’ which covers all other key applications in which F-gases are used. The MAC Directive prohibits the use of F-gases with […]

  • 3M to increase fluoroelastomer capacity

    3M Paris – 3M is set to bring significant new fluoroelastomer capacity on stream in response to increasing global-market demand, according to Laurent Sportouch, the company’s key account manager Elastomers France. “3M is building more FKM polymerisation capacity to align with growing global demand,” he said in a presentation at a recent French rubber industry […]

  • EU Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of picoxystrobin

    Note from FAN: Molecular formula for Picoxystrobin CAS No. 117428-22-5 ABSTRACT: The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State Czech Republic and co-rapporteur Member State Romania for the pesticide active substance picoxystrobin and the assessment of applications for maximum […]

  • Startup of PVDF production unit in China

    Solvay (Brussels / Belgium; www.solvay.com) has started production of its “Solef” polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) in Changshu, Jiangsu / China (see Plasteurope.com of 03.08.2015), a spokeswoman told Plasteurope.com. It is the Belgian group’s third PVDF production plant worldwide, in addition to sites in Tavaux / France and West Deptford, New Jersey / USA. The PVDF unit’s […]

  • European Organization for Caries Research Workshop: Methodology for Determination of Potentially Available Fluoride in Toothpastes.

  • Guidelines on the use of fluoride for caries prevention in children: an updated EAPD policy document.

    Note from Fluoride Action Network This policy document by Toumba et al., published October 20, 2019, is unacceptably outdated in its determination of “the impact of fluoridated water on human health.” It used only 4 reviews, three of which are from demonstrably pro-fluoridation groups (EU SCHER 2011; New Zealand Royal Society & the Prime Minister’s […]

  • Dentists, dental hygienists and dental students’ knowledge regarding recommended fluoride concentration in toothpaste for children.

    Abstract PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge of dentists, dental hygienists and dental students regarding the Israeli Ministry of Health guidelines for using fluoridated toothpaste. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire was distributed to dentists, dental hygienists, and dental students in their final years at the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of […]

  • Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance pydiflumetofen

    Conclusion on Pesticides Peer Review Open Access Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance pydiflumetofen Read it online at https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5821 Abstract The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State France and co-rapporteur Member State Austria […]