Archive of wca's blogs from 2013

Protected: SEPA Organic Chemicals

October 9, 2013 by Helen Gilbert

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Protected: Drafting supplementary guidance for the implementation of EQSbiota

September 3, 2013 by Helen Gilbert

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Passive Samplers Workshop – Brno, Czech Republic – July 2013

August 8, 2013 by Dean Leverett

In July I attended an expert group meeting ‘Linking Environmental Quality Standards and Passive Samplers’, organised by the Norman Network of Reference Laboratories and hosted by the Masaryk University, Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX) in Brno, Czech Republic.
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Pharmaceuticals in the environment: is there a problem? PHARMAS Conference – Nimes 2-3 June 2013

June 13, 2013 by David Taylor

There are currently two major programmes of research being undertaken under the EU Framework 7 Programme concerned with the issue of pharmaceuticals in the environment: CYTOTHREAT is concerned with the fate and effects of cytostatic pharmaceuticals in the environment and identification of biomarkers for an improved risk assessment on environmental exposure whilst PHARMAS is concerned with the ecological and human health risk assessments of antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs found in the environment
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wca at SETAC 2013 in Glasgow

May 20, 2013 by Peter Simpson

Graham, Dean, Adam, Becky and I attended the SETAC Europe Conference in Glasgow last week.
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Implementing Ecopharmacovigilance in Practice: Challenges and Potential Opportunities

May 10, 2013 by David Taylor

When a new drug is placed on the market it is universally recognised that all the potential side-effects, both positive and adverse, will not have emerged during the extensive clinical trials.
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REACH – One month to go and looking ahead

April 24, 2013 by Chris Moore

With the final deadline for the 2013 round of REACH registrations only a month away, the wca office has been a hive of activity ensuring completion and submission of numerous dossiers for substances in the 100-1000 tpa band. ECHA estimate that approximately 4,000 substances are due to be registered by the 2013 deadline.
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Visit us at the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

April 17, 2013 by wca Staff

We’re attending the SETAC Europe meeting in Glasgow. Graham, Dean, Adam , Pete and Becky will be on-hand to welcome you to our stand in the main exhibition hall, and will be happy to discuss anything and everything with respect to the management of chemicals and the regulatory requirements your company may be facing now or in the coming months or years.
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Pharmaceuticals in the environment – Is there a problem?

March 27, 2013 by Dean Leverett

David Taylor will be presenting a plenary lecture at the international conference ‘Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Is there a problem?‘
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Seminar on Product Authorisation under the Biocidal Products Directive

March 25, 2013 by Iain Wilson

Seminar on Product Authorisation under the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) 98/8/EC; Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) of the HSE
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wca look towards the 2013 REACH deadline

March 14, 2013 by Rhiannon Smith

As we head forward in 2013, with the May 31st REACH registration deadline racing closer, activity in the office is stepping up a gear.
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Regulation of nanomaterials in Europe

February 1, 2013 by Peter Simpson

This week (30th of January 2013) I had the pleasure of attending a one-day workshop on the European Commission’s 2nd review of nanomaterial regulation.
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SETAC Europe 2013 in Glasgow

January 16, 2013 by Adam Peters

SETAC Europe 2013 in Glasgow
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