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In-depth evaluation confirms robust design of ECETOC risk assessment screening tool for consumer products
26.01.2023

In-depth evaluation confirms robust design of ECETOC risk assessment screening tool for consumer products

Brussels, 26 January 2023 – A task force from the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has carried out an in-depth evaluation of its Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA) Consumer exposure tool a...
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17.01.2023

New year, new ideas, more impact!

A note from Blanca Serrano Ramón, Secretary General of ECETOC Dear all, Happy New Year! Judging from all that we have in store, 2023 promises to be very active, engaging and – hopefully – f...
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17.01.2023

ECETOC announces launch of new activities in 2023

Besides continuing its ongoing work, ECETOC is planning to launch a series of new activities in 2023, including many that sparked from presentations and discussions at the 2022 Scoping Meeting. Her...
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ECETOC Task Force studies criteria to identify potential drinking water contaminants
11.01.2023

ECETOC Task Force studies criteria to identify potential drinking water contaminants

An ECETOC Task Force, established to study how best to create a reliable approach to identify potential drinking water contaminants, has recently published its key findings in Integrated Environmental...
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19.10.2022

ECETOC scientists investigate feasibility of including georeferenced data to improve ecological relevance of chemical risk assessments

The Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has carried out a study into the feasibility of using georeferenced data to improve the ecological relevance of risk assessments. For several deca...
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18.10.2022

Experts sought for 2 new Task Forces within the Human Health Transformational Programme

ECETOC is inviting experts to join two new Task Forces within its Human Health Transformational Programme. The ECETOC Human Health Transformational Programme (HH TP) recently published a framework...
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29.09.2022

ECETOC workshop report sets out steps required to increase acceptance of mathematical modelling in chemical safety assessments

Brussels, 29 September 2022 – Scientific experts at a workshop organised by ECETOC explored how to use mathematical modelling to help extrapolate toxic doses of chemicals found in isolated cell and...
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01.09.2022

Call for experts to support work on ECHA’s PBT/vPvB guidance update

ECHA has recently launched a call for a Partner Expert Group (PEG) on PBT/vPvB assessment guidance updates (ECHA Guidance R.11, Part C and specific sections of Chapters R.7b and R.7c). The update will...
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01.09.2022

Environment branch of TRA TF to launch two new activities

The Environment Branch of the TRA Task Force is launching two new activities: A literature review on assessment of humans exposed indirectly via the environment, to ascertain the state of the sci...
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01.09.2022

New task force on substances that activate liver receptors as ED

ECETOC has launched a call for nominations for the creation of a Task Force on Substances that activate various liver receptors as endocrine disruptors, with the deadline to submit nominations by the...
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01.09.2022

Focus on… 2022 Scoping Meeting

Times are changing? So is our Scoping Meeting ECHA's keynote will only be one of many "firsts" at this year’s Scoping Meeting. The COVID pandemic brought many changes to our way of working and w...
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ECHA’s keynote to kick off ECETOC’s 2022 Scoping Meeting
01.09.2022

ECHA’s keynote to kick off ECETOC’s 2022 Scoping Meeting

Mounir Bouhifd from ECHA’s Directorate of Prioritisation and Integration is set to give a keynote address to open ECETOC's 2022 edition of the Scoping Meeting. His speech will give both an over...
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23.06.2022

ECHA announces new Executive Director

ECHA has just announced the selection of Dr. Sharon McGuinness as new Executive Director. Prior to her recent appointment, Dr. McGuinness had worked at Ireland’s Health and Safety Authority since...
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ECETOC publishes 2021 annual report of activities
01.06.2022

ECETOC publishes 2021 annual report of activities

The 2021 Annual Report is now available online!...
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25.05.2022

ECETOC Expert Group identifies research needs to enable regulatory assessment of endocrine disruption in invertebrates

An ECETOC Expert Group on Endocrine Disruption Assessment in Invertebrates has just published its findings on the state of the science of invertebrate endocrine disruption in relation to EU regulation...
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ECETOC task force reviews external studies of targeted risk assessment tool for chemical exposure at work
04.05.2022

ECETOC task force reviews external studies of targeted risk assessment tool for chemical exposure at work

BRUSSELS, 4 May 2022 – In a recently released technical report available here, a task force from the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has reviewed external performance studies of its T...
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21.04.2022

Blanca Serrano talks to Chemical Watch about new role and future challenges

ECETOC's incoming Secretary General, Dr Blanca Serrano recently spoke to Chemical Watch about the path that led her to her current role as well as upcoming challenges in chemical safety assessment - a...
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04.04.2022

ECETOC welcomes Dr Blanca Serrano Ramón as new Secretary General

Brussels, 4 April 2022. ECETOC’s Board of Administration has appointed Dr Blanca Serrano Ramón as new Secretary General. Dr Serrano Ramón officially stepped into her new role on 1 April 2022 and w...
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04.04.2022

ECETOC members can contribute draft the ECHA PBT Guidance update

The ECHA PBT Expert Group has recently identified some aspects of the PBT REACH guidance (R.11) requiring update. ECHA is initiating eleven drafting groups to address the approximately fifteen update...
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04.04.2022

Help write the guidance to determine population relevance for wildlife per EU ED Criteria

Later this year, ECETOC will be launching an Expert Group to tackle the need for ‘Guidance to determine population relevance for wildlife per EU Endocrine Disruption Criteria’. This activity relat...
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