Academic research vs. guideline studies

Article in Science illustrates gap between academic researchers and regulators about scientific evidence use in assessment of chemicals’ health risks

Strategy for less animal testing

Swedish Chemicals Agency publishes report on the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal experiments to assess chemical safety

Nanomaterials: Challenges for risk assessment

New book chapter by EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre and Danish scientists reviews feasibility and challenges of human health risk assessment for nanomaterials

Food contact plastics seminar

European Plastic Converters Association holds Food Contact Plastics Seminar on April 20-21, 2017 in Brussels

Live webcast: Experts discuss endocrine disruptors

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosts expert panel to discuss latest research on endocrine disrupting chemicals, risk management and regulations today at 12:30pm EST (6:30pm CET); live webcast available

Use of scientific advances in risk assessment

Report on advances in risk-based evaluations by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to be released on January 5, 2017; findings and recommendations to be presented in webinar on January 6, 2017

Nanomaterials in FCMs: Open questions on migration and safety

Scientists review migration of nanomaterials from polymer-based FCMs, question suitability of migration testing conditions and diffusion-based models for estimation of nanomaterials migration, point to knowledge gaps regarding actions in human body

EU human biomonitoring launched

European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU) launched on December 8, 2016, followed by stakeholder meeting; prioritized substances include plasticizers, bisphenols, PFASs, anilines

EFSA on epigenetics in risk assessment

EFSA publishes official report from the June 2016 colloquium on epigenetics in risk assessment

Nano Network 2016 report published

Annual report of EFSA’s Network for Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed available online; activities of Member States, EU agencies, and the European Commission presented