On September 8, 2014 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a press release announcing a stakeholder meeting on the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) which will take place on December 2, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. The TTC is a tool used to establish safety limits for chemicals based only on their chemical structure. In addition to the stakeholder meeting, international scientific experts will address the following questions:
- Is the TTC concept based on scientific risk assessment principles and sufficiently conservative for public health protection?
- What is the TTC approach intended for and when should it not be used?
- Can the framework be modified to take into account possible effects of low-dose mixtures?
Stakeholders may register for the meeting on EFSA’s website until October 20, 2014.
EFSA (September 8, 2014). “Stakeholder meeting: Threshold of Toxicological Concern.”