On June 26, 2018, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a “Draft guidance on harmonized methodologies for human health, animal health and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals.” In addition, EFSA published a “Statement on genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures.” Public consultations on both documents are open until September 15 and September 9, 2018, respectively.
“The proposed guidance document and related statement provide a practical framework to help assess the combined toxicities of chemicals in different areas of scientific assessments relevant to EFSA, such as pesticides, contaminants and food additives,” EFSA stated. Further, EFSA informed that it used feedback from a public consultation on the MixTox project held in 2016 (FPF reported) to develop the proposed framework.
EFSA (June 26, 2018). “Chemical mixtures – have your say on draft approach.”
EFSA (June 26, 2018). “Public consultation on MixTox Guidance.”
EFSA (June 26, 2018). “Public consultation on statement on genotoxicity assessment chemical mixtures.”
EFSA (June 26, 2018). “Statement on genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures.” (pdf)