COT Agenda and Papers: 17 September 2013

Agenda and papers for the meeting of the Committee at 10:00am on Tuesday 17 September in conference rooms 4 and 5 AVH 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH

Agenda

1. Apologies for absence

2. Draft minutes of the meeting held on 2nd July 2013 TOX/MIN/2013/04

3. Matters arising

4. Discussion Paper on Exposure Monitoring of the Aircraft Cabin Environment. The Committee was asked by The Department for Transport (DfT) to undertake an independent scientific review of the results of DfT-funded aircraft cabin environment research. The DfT commissioned four studies relating to air monitoring equipment assessment, air and residues monitoring in aircraft, and a statistical analysis of fume event and operational parameter data in aircraft. The Committee have been commissioned by the DfT to review the submission and prepare a discussion paper for the COT. TOX/2013/32

5a. SACN Review of vitamin D. Adverse effects of high levels: vitamin D and all-cause mortality. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) is in the process of reviewing its recommendations on vitamin D and the Committee has been asked to provide advice on high levels of vitamin D intake. This is one of a series of papers on this topic. TOX/2013/33

5b. SACN Review of Vitamin D. Adverse effects of high levels: vitamin D and pancreatic cancer. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) is in the process of reviewing its recommendations on vitamin D and the Committee has been asked to provide advice on high levels of vitamin D intake. This is one of a series of papers on this topic. TOX/2013/34

6. Discussion Paper on the combined use of CS (2-chloro-benzylidene malonitrile) and PAVA (nonivamide) (captor 2) Irritant Sprays – RESERVED BUSINESS
The COT has been asked by the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), Home Office Science for advice on the potential effects of exposure to both 2-chlorobenzylidene malonitrile (CS) and pelargonic acid vanillylamide (PAVA) (Captor 2) irritant sprays. To date, there is no known incident where co-exposure has occurred. At the request of the CAST the discussion will be held in closed session as there is a need to formulate policy in this area. TOX/2013/35

7. Second draft statement on the potential risks from high levels of soya phytoestrogens and soya products in the infant diet. The Committee are asked to comment on the second draft statement. TOX/2013/36

8. First draft statement of potential risks of α-, β- and γ- hexachlorocyclohexanes in infant diet. The Committee was asked to comment on potential risks of the isomers α- and β-hexachlorocyclohexane and lindane (γ- hexachlorocyclohexane) in infant nutrition and provide a draft statement as part of the COT input into Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) review of complementary and young child feeding. TOX/2013/37

9. Any other business

10. Date of next meeting – 29th October 2013, Conference Rooms 4 & 5, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2 6NH