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06.05.2010

International Year of Chemistry 2011

Introduction The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. Under the unifying...
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06.05.2010

Updated overview on TTC Values

The (former) Task Force on the Threshold of Toxicological Concern has just updated its overview of established TTC values and those under development. This will continue to be updated as new informa...
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04.05.2010

Workshop Report No. 17 – Bound Residues in Environmental Risk Assessment

Thirty-eight leading experts in environmental fate, ecotoxicity and environmental risk assessment, participated in a two-day workshop in Brussels, Belgium, to review the current state of knowledge r...
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24.03.2010

ECETOC Targeted Risk Assessment Tools (TRA) – 2010 versions

ECETOC announce the launch of the 2010 version of the Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA) Tools. Background: Subsequent to the release of the TRAv2 in July 2009, ECETOC has held a series of meetings and...
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08.03.2010

ECETOC Publication: “Guidance for Carcinogen Classification Under GHS”

An ECETOC Task Force has recently completed its work on "Guidance for the Classification of Carcinogens under the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)". The...
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02.03.2010

Supporting the Cefic Long-range Research Initiative

The Cefic Long-range Research Initiative is a strategic research programme to identify and fill gaps in our understanding of the hazards posed by chemicals and to improve the methods available for ass...
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02.03.2010

Threshold of toxicological concern project presents results

An overview of established TTC values and those under development has been prepared by the task force and can be downloaded from ECETOC's website. The (former) task force on the Threshold of Toxicolo...
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02.03.2010

ECETOC’s guidance for the classification of carcinogens under GHS published in ‘Critical Reviews in Toxicology’

Last year an ECETOC task force finalised guidance on how to classify carcinogens under the criteria for a globally harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) developed by the...
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02.03.2010

Workshop examines how MoA data can be used to modify Human Risk Assessment

A workshop entitled “Using Mode of Action (MoA) Information to Improve Regulatory Decision Making' was held 2-3 November at the city presentation centre in London. This event was organised in coope...
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02.03.2010

Workshop debates significance of bound residues in environmental risk assessment

ECETOC held a 2-day workshop .... in Brussels .... to further this debate and to develop guidance on how to account for bound residues and bioavailability in environmental risk assessment. Bound resi...
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02.03.2010

Existing marine biodegradation data and it’s use in environmental risk assessment

In 2003, risk assessment in the EU was extended to include the marine environment. This acknowledged that there are additional concerns for the risk assessment of the marine environment which may not...
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01.03.2010

Scientific Committee News

The Scientific Committee is a central organ of ECETOC, meeting 6 times a year to peer-review and guide the work programme. ECETOC members have access online to detailed minutes of each meeting. It is...
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01.03.2010

March 2010 edition of ECETOC e-Newsletter published

The March 2010 edition of the ECETOC e-Newsletter has been published and is available here. Our lead story: The Annual Technical Meeting in June will review ECETOC's Science Strategy....
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01.03.2010

ECETOC launches new initiatives related to pharmaceuticals and the environment

Since its establishment in 1978, ECETOC's membership has included pharmaceutical companies, chemical companies with significant consumer and personal care portfolios and food companies as well as chem...
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16.02.2010

Workshop on Safety Assessment and Regulation of Nanomaterials is to be held as a post satellite meeting to EUROTOX 2009 in Dresden, Germany

The workshop is hosted by German Toxicology Society and ECETOC on April 22-24, 2010. Following introduction of nanomaterials in new technologies, regulators, developers and the producers are confronte...
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23.12.2009

An addendum to ECETOC’s Targeted Risk Assessment Report No. 93 has been published

ECETOC Technical Report No. 107 is a targeted risk assessment supporting document and is now available to download here, under 'Supporting documents'....
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12.11.2009

The report of ECETOC’s September 2009 workshop on the enhancement of the scientific process and transparency of observational epidemiology studies is available

This workshop took place 24-25 September in London, UK and discussed how the transparency in the design, conduct and report of observational epidemiology studies could be improved. Download Workshop...
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02.11.2009

Workshop looks at the enhancement of the scientific process and transparency of observational epidemiology studies

Environmental epidemiology studies are often treated with scepticism, even by the general public. In the past, scare stories based on findings from such studies, have turned out to be without foundati...
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02.11.2009

ECETOC and the Next Generation of Scientists

At the 2008 Annual General Meeting, we announced that the 2009 ECETOC work programme would place a special emphasis on young scientists. With this in mind, this year's Annual Technical Meeting held 9-...
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02.11.2009

ECETOC workshop brings together experts to debate proposed guidance on interpreting endocrine disrupting effects

This 29-30 June in Barcelona, Spain, ECETOC convened a workshop to discuss “Guidance on Interpreting Endocrine Disrupting Effects'. Fifty-five invited experts (from academia, regulatory bodies and i...
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