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02.11.2009

ECETOC and EEMS jointly organised symposium on genotoxicity of engineered nanomaterials

ECETOC and EEMS (European Environmental Mutagen Society) repeated their successful collaboration this year to organise a symposium and forum on the first day of the 10th International Conference on En...
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02.11.2009

SG Corner – November e-Newsletter 2009

Since I arrived at ECETOC, the development and implementation of ECETOC's "Science Strategy" has been the central theme of all we have undertaken. At the 2009 Annual General Meeting it was proposed th...
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22.10.2009

Use of Human Data in DNEL / DMEL Derivation

In December 2007, ECETOC and TNO, with the support of the European Chemicals Bureau (ECB), held a workshop to discuss the role that available human data should play in DNEL development. The workshop w...
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02.10.2009

The outcome of ECETOC’s June 2009 workshop on the interpretation of endocrine disrupting effects has been published

The report of the ECETOC workshop 'Guidance on interpreting endocrine disrupting effects' which took place 29-30 June 2009 (Workshop Report No. 16) was published in October 2009. The workshop was con...
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17.09.2009

ECETOC Report New Designations

The main output of ECETOC's work programme is published in a range of reports that are peer-reviewed by its Scientific Committee comprising industry and academic experts. Below is a list of the differ...
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08.09.2009

TRISK (European toxicology risk assessment training)

A new training programme on toxicology and risk assessment has been created with sponsorship of the Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health. It is co-ordinated by the University of...
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07.07.2009

Launch of the new ECETOC targeted risk assessment tools

ECETOC's TRA task force was re-convened in 2006 with the aim of reviewing the current basis for the approach and making recommendations for further improvements. At the same time, the value of the TRA...
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25.05.2009

SG Corner

This time last year the chemical industry was concerned about the imminent launch of the REACH process. The annual report for the year 2007, placed much emphasis on the forthcoming surge in activity r...
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25.05.2009

Potency Values from the Local Lymph Node Assay: Application to Classification, Labelling and Risk Assessment

Building on previous ECETOC work, a new task force was started in mid 2007 with the remit to: determine whether an EC31 potency value derived from the LLNA2 can be used to provide a cut-off criterion...
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25.05.2009

Nanomaterials and OECD Test Guidelines

This task force was set up to provide input to the OECD “Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials', in particular to the sub-groups that reviewed the OECD test guidelines concerning their suitabi...
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25.05.2009

ECETOC‘s World health organisation NGO status

ECETOC is pleased to announce that its status as an officially recognised non-governmental organisation (NGO) with the World Health Organisation has been extended for another three years. ECETOC coop...
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25.05.2009

Triggering/waiving criteria for the extended one-generation reproduction toxicity study

As a follow-up to the task force and workshop on triggering/waiving criteria for the extended one-generation reproduction toxicity study, the task force has written a paper highlighting the conclusion...
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25.05.2009

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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25.05.2009

Next generation of ECETOC targeted risk assessment tools

The ECETOC targeted risk assessment (TRA) task force reported in 2004 (Technical Report 93), and launched the supporting web-based tool shortly after. Since 2004, almost 2000 users have registered wit...
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01.05.2009

2009 Annual Technical Meeting to promote young scientists

The 2009 Annual Technical Meeting, 9-10 June in Brussels, offered young scientists peer-visibility and networking opportunities with an audience from industry, academia and regulators. This 1½ day e...
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30.01.2009

7th ECETOC Symposium at EEMS Annual Meeting looks at thresholds for genotoxins and their application in risk assessment

For the 7th occasion since 1998, ECETOC supported EEMS, the European Environmental Mutagen Society with the organisation of a symposium on 25 September, the last day of its 2008 annual general meeting...
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30.01.2009

ECETOC Young Scientist Awards 2008

In 2008 ECETOC sponsored two awards for young scientists and is pleased to announce this year's winners: For the environmental science related award, the ECETOC Young Scientist Award at the Society o...
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30.01.2009

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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30.01.2009

ECETOC strategic science areas at Eurotox annual meetings

On the occasion of the annual Eurotox meeting in Rhodes 5-8 October 2008, ECETOC organised two sessions corresponding to two priority science areas: and Science in Society IMAGE MANQUANTE On the occ...
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02.10.2008

Report of the 2008 Annual Technical Meeting on cost benefit of chemical controls

Entitled "Counting the Costs and Benefits of Chemical Controls: Role of Environmental Risk Assessment in Socio-Economic Analysis, " this June's Annual Technical Meeting marked ECETOC's first step in...
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