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5/13/10 - RIFM Supports Fragrance Industry Response to Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Recent Publication

FRAGRANCE INDUSTRY FINDS NEW REPORT MISLEADING - FRAGRANCE SAFETY IS NO SECRET

5/5/10 - RIFM INFOX HELD MAY 5, 2010

Get all the details on RIFM's INFOX (Information Exchange).

4/26/10 - Free Webinar for Members

RIFM members check the Member Area of the RIFM web site for a FREE member-only event.

9/17/09 - POTENCY VALUES FROM THE LOCAL LYMPH NODE ASSAY: APPLICATION TO CLASSIFICATION, LABELING AND RISK ASSESSMENT*

Dr. Anne Marie Api, RIFM VP of Human Health Sciences, was a member of this European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) LLNA Task Force. Building on previous ECETOC work, the task force was started in mid 2007 with the remit to determine whether an EC31 potency value derived from the LLNA2 can be used to provide a cut-off criterion for the classification and labeling of both substances and preparations as a skin sensitiszer according to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and the Dangerous Substances and Dangerous Preparations Directives. If confirmed, develop sub-categories based on EC3 values. The task force will also evaluate the current use of LLNA data in risk assessment approaches for skin sensitization and propose a rationale for using concentration responses and corresponding no-effect concentrations by taking into account potency considerations. An article about the LLNA Task Force Report from ECETOC's most recent newsletter is reprinted by permission of the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC)

8/24/09 - The Role Of Population Modeling In Ecological Risk Assessment

RIFM is sponsoring a workshop organized by Roskilde University in Roskilde, Denmark, August 23-25, 2009. The workshop is an outgrowth of the successful sediment program, sponsored by RIFM, that during the last three years has contributed substantially to our understanding of the fate and effects of fragrance materials in freshwater and estuarine sediments.

7/9/09 - Update on the U.S. EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Screen for Fragrances

For the past 18 months, RIFM staff, Drs. Anne Marie Api, Daniel T. Salvito and Madhuri Singal, participated as members of the expert, multi-stakeholder Fragrance Technical Committee that informed the development of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Design for the Environemnt (DfE) Screen for Fragrances.

2/3/09 - RIFM's 43rd Annual Meeting Presentations are Online in the RIFM Events Archive

If you missed the latest Fragrance Industry information on current environmental and respiratory research and other important issues, go to the Events Archive of the RIFM web site.

1/9/07 - Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) at ESCD

View two presentations on the Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) methodology that were given at the September 2006 meeting of the European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD).

9/24/05 - Simulated Inhalation Levels of Fragrance Materials in a Surrogate Air Freshener Formulation

This study measured postapplication exposure levels of fragrance materials in an air freshener formulation under normal consumer conditions of use.

3/18/05 - Fragrance and Flavor Ingredients Data Sheets (FFIDSs) Are Available Online