JRC and EFSA reinforce collaboration

EU Joint Research Centre and EFSA hold workshop to discuss ongoing and future collaborations; common topics of interest include chemical mixtures, endocrine disruptors, and risk/hazard assessment of food-relevant chemicals

EFSA: Outcome of public consultation on MixTox project

EFSA publishes report summarizing stakeholder input received for its project on the development of a harmonized methodology for risk assessment of chemical mixtures (MixTox)

Conference report: Towards a non-toxic future

Stakeholder conference held by Danish Ministry delivers recommendations for future EU chemicals regulation; conference report now available

“Should I worry about plastics?”

BBC2 report investigates chemical exposure from plastic food packaging and consults with leading toxicologists; likely no concern for average adults; reducing plastic use recommended

Towards a non-toxic future

Danish Ministry holds expert stakeholder workshop to discuss chemical policy; presentations available online; recommendations made for EU Commission

EFSA: consultation on MixTox project

European Food Safety Authority calls for stakeholder contributions to shaping its new project MixTox aiming to develop a harmonized methodology for risk assessment of chemical mixtures

Adverse health effects of low-dose mixtures

Scientists evaluate health effects of a mixture of 27 environmental chemicals in rats exposed to low concentrations comparable to current human exposure levels; find effects on weight, histology, gene expression in the liver, and metabolome of blood plasma

Carcinogenesis by low-dose chemical mixtures: way forward

Scientists summarize the knowledge on the combined contribution of low-dose chemical exposures to carcinogenesis, identify research gaps, recommend novel methodologies for research and risk assessment

Risk assessment of chemical mixtures

European Commission’s Joint Research Centre reviews risk assessments of chemical mixtures for e.g. pesticides, phthalates, and FCMs; identifies need to address mixtures across chemical classes and legislative sectors

Platform on chemical exposure

National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark launches information portal on chemical exposure; special focus on chemical cocktails and endocrine disruptors