In an article published on July 19, 2018, by regulatory news provider Chemical Watch, editor Andrew Turley informed that the EU’s human biomonitoring project (HBM4EU) “has prioritized acrylamide [(CAS 79-06-1)], diisocyanates and benzophenone UV filters in its second list of priority substances and substance groups.” The list also includes “aprotic solvents, arsenic, lead, mercury, mycotoxins, . . . pesticides, including pyrethroid substances.”
In this second prioritization round, started in September 2017, stakeholders were asked to nominate substances (FPF reported). This activity “generated a long list of 132 substances, which the project team first reduced to a short list of 32, and then to the final priority list.” The “sampling and fieldwork” for the newly prioritized substances will start in 2019.
Andrew Turley (July 19, 2018). “EU’s human biomonitoring project finalizes second priority list.”