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

Risk assessment of EDCs: Exposure route questioned

Researchers publish review discussing oral dosing via gavage for risk assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals; criticize human risk assessment requirements for relevant exposure route

Harmonizing risk assessment of mixtures

EFSA to hold colloquium on human and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals