2021 GA Meeting May 12th, 14:00-15:30

2020 GA MEETING

 

The 2020 GA meeting which normally takes place in May was postponed to November 4th due to the global pandemic. The November 4th meeting which was virtual saw 20 attendees and lasted an hour as most of the GA mandated task/decisions were addressed by way of votes prior to the meeting. Chaired by Interim Chairman Dr Bernd Friede, the meeting though brief was effective with some key decisions taken as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Executive team was endorsed with the 2nd Vice-Chairman becoming the Chairman and Secretary General maintained to ensure continuity
  • Non-EU letter of Access Fees: Letter of Access fees and administration fees for non-EU REACH-Like regulations per substance, per legal entity for non-MARA members was established
  • Members involvement in Non-EU regulations: MARA members wishing to register substances in non-EU REACH-like regulations will only pay administration fees as they own the data generated by MARA
  • Technical update: Three dossiers updated this year lead to a new classification for manganese based UVCB’s
  • 2020 Workplan and budget were ratified in Q1, 2020 via round robin votes.

ACUTE DERMAL IRRITATION IN THE RABBIT/ MnO2 (Manganese dioxide)/ OECD 404/ GLP

Introduction. The study was performed to assess the irritancy potential of the test material to the skin of the New Zealand white rabbit. The method was designed to meet the requirements of the following:

  • OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals No. 404, “Acute Dermal Irritation/Corrosion” (adopted 24 April 2002)
  • Method B4 Acute Toxicity (Skin Irritation) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 440/2008

Conclusion. The test material produced a primary irritation index of 0.0 and was classified as non-irritant to rabbit skin according to the Draize classification scheme. No corrosive effects were noted.

To obtain the full study, please contact: reach@manganese.org

 

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