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One third of all chemicals used in high quantity in Europe is not respecting EU safety laws
( 14.10.2018 )
According to a three year investigation of the efficacy of REACH regulation by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), companies are breaking EU law by marketing hundreds of potential...

Single particle detection by ICP-MS: From particles via ion clouds to signals
( 17.09.2018 )
Researchers from the Universities of Münster and Antwerp have studied the ICP-MS signal generation from gold nanoparticles of different size both experimentally and by plasma modeling. ...

Mercury isotope ratio measurements of methylmercury in fish
( 09.09.2018 )
A method for mercury isotope ratio measurements for methylmercury in fish based on HPLC combined with MC-ICP-MS has been developed by UK-based scientists from LGC....

South Korea: 13 gadolinium contrast agents banned until year-end
( 29.08.2018 )
The South Korea government said it would ban 13 linear gadolinium contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests until the end of this year....

EU seeking to restrict chemicals in tattoo inks over cancer fears
( 20.08.2018 )
The EU’s chemicals watchdog has concluded that substances found in tattooing inks may pose a cancer risk, although there is no direct evidence, and member states will vote in 2019 on restrictions for ...

FDA Invites Comment on New Exposure Limits for Cadmium
( 31.07.2018 )
FDA has issued a call for comments on a proposed change to the International Council for Harmonization (ICH) Q3D Elemental Impurities guidance document that corrects a calculation error in the permiss...

Shimadzu enhances its mass spectrometry platform with the launch of a new Q-TOF system
( 31.07.2018 )
Shimadzu, one of the world's fastest growing mass spectrometry companies, announces the launch of the quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF) LCMS-9030 system. The Shimadzu LCMS-9030 is a research grade mas...

EU restricts mercury fillings for children
( 03.07.2018 )
The use of silver fillings in baby teeth and children under the age of 15 is restricted in the EU since July 2nd, 2018....

Thiomersal in influenza vaccine: more than just an adjuvant
( 02.07.2018 )
A team of reseachers from the University of Münster shows that the mercury compound thiomersal added as an adjuvant to influenza vaccine is reacting with the proteins in the vaccine....

Canada finalises environmental guideline for hexavalent chromium
( 18.06.2018 )
Canada has finalised Federal Environmental Quality Guideline (FEQG) for hexavalent chromium. ...

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