Assessing alternatives to chemicals of concern

Frameworks for alternatives assessment reviewed in Environmental Health Perspectives

EFSA conference on food safety

EFSA hosts 2nd scientific conference on food safety on October 14-16, 2015 in Milan, Italy

Emerging toxicological science and food safety

Society of Toxicology and U.S. Food and Drug Administration hold four colloquia on emerging toxicological science; recordings and materials available on website

First results of EPA’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program

EPA releases screening results for 52 pesticide chemicals; American Chemistry Council applauds EPA on this accomplishment

When the dose does not make the poison

Scientists comment on first proposal to integrate non-monotonic dose response in chemical risk assessment framework

Risk and hazard are not the same

In the context of chemicals the terms “risk” and “hazard” have very different meanings; blog post explains

RIVM calls for innovation in risk assessment of nanoparticles

Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) assessed current state of affairs with regards to development and use of nanomaterials

New toxicological science challenges food safety assessment

Society of Toxicology and U.S. Food and Drug Administration make internal training colloquia publicly available

Safety and compliance of FCMs discussed

Interactive seminar focused on the legal requirements and responsibilities of the food contact material supply chain

Reliability of TTC approach assessed

Toxicity data for 328 pesticides included into the TTC database, experimental and theoretical risk assessments evaluated