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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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04.04.2022

ECETOC Task Force is looking for clinical experts on respiratory sensitizers

The recently-launched Task Force on Use of clinical data in identification of respiratory sensitizers is inviting clinical experts to join the group. The main goal of the Task Force is to support with...
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04.04.2022

ECETOC Task Force is looking for data on rodent studies on poorly soluble particles

The newly-formed Task Force on Inhalation Toxicological Properties of Low Soluble Particles will launch an open call to ECETOC members to collect data on rodent studies on poorly soluble particles. Th...
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04.04.2022

ECETOC Members can contribute to the CARACAL CASG-Polymers discussion

After publishing three Technical Reports on the ECETOC Conceptual Framework For Polymer Risk Assessment CF4Polymers (TR 133-1, TR 133-2, TR 133-3) over the past few years, the Task Force ‘Assessing...
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23.02.2022

ECETOC Transformational Programme develops framework to assess safety of chemicals using ‘new approach methodologies’

Scientists from the Centre for chemical safety assessment, ECETOC, have published a new framework to assess the safety of chemicals that incorporates ‘new approach methodologies’ (NAMs), such as...
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26.01.2022

ECETOC workshop on carcinogenicity leads to in-depth activity in the U.S.

A recent report on assessing chemical carcinogenicity details the outcome of a Toxicology Forum workshop held in late 2020. The original proposal for this US-led gathering originated at a 2019 EC...
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13.01.2022

ECETOC Task Force assesses methods to improve evaluation of chemical persistence

A Task Force from the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has just published its findings on improving methods to evaluate a chemical’s persistence in the environment in the peer-review...
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09.12.2021

ECETOC Task Force develops weight-of-evidence framework for assessing chemical persistence

Brussels, 9 December 2021 – A Task Force from the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has just published a proposed a new framework for the assessment of chemical persistence (P) in the e...
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29.09.2021

Final report of ECETOC trilogy on polymers presents seven case studies addressing different components of safety assessment

ECETOC publishes today the final part of its trilogy on polymer safety assessment. Technical Report (TR) 133-3, Case Studies Putting the ECETOC Conceptual Framework for Polymer Risk Assessment (CF4Po...
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13.07.2021

Real-life study shows ECETOC’s nanoApp consistent with data gathered from animal tests

A team of scientists has carried out a series of real-life studies on nanoforms using the nanoApp designed and developed by the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC). The results of the study...
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21.06.2021

ECETOC General Assembly elects two new Board members

Brussels, 21 June 2021 – The Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has elected two new members to its Board of Administration during its Annual General Meeting of 21 June 2021. Dr Jihane B...
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09.06.2021

Task Force publishes second of four reports developing science-based testing strategy for maternal thyroid disruption

Brussels, 9 June 2021 – The second in a series of four reports on developing a science-based testing strategy for maternal thyroid disruption has just been published in the peer-reviewed medical jou...
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27.05.2021

ECETOC Task Force reviews scientific and legislative framework protecting Europe’s drinking water

Brussels, 27 May 2021 – An ECETOC Task Force has reviewed the current scientific and legislative framework, as well as the state of knowledge, used in protecting the sources of Europe’s drinking w...
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