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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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26.05.2021

ECETOC releases new and improved heatDB

A new version of ECETOC's heatDB is now available. This latest release features a better overview of search results and a tier filtering system for better accuracy. In addition to that, users can no...
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05.05.2021

ECETOC Task Force report recommends changes to REACH’s exposure-based testing strategies for chemicals

Brussels, 5 May 2021 - A task force set up by the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has recommended improvements to the Exposure Based Adaptation (EBA) procedure in EU chemical legislatio...
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03.05.2021

ECETOC presents at SETAC Europe 2021 Conference

Two ECETOC Task Forces (TF) will share results of their recent activities at the SETAC Europe 31st Annual Conference. On Monday 3 May at 16:20 CET, representatives from the  Assessing the human heal...
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10.03.2021

New ECETOC guidance says there isn’t any scientific justification for using chemical doses that cause pain or suffering in animal testing

Brussels, 10 March 2021 – In 21st century toxicology practice, there isn’t any scientific justification for selecting high doses of chemicals in animal tests which could result in lethality, pain,...
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24.02.2021

ECETOC report reviews information used to determine chemical exposure levels that are safe for human health

Brussels, 24 February 2021 – An ECETOC technical report has reviewed the existing information used to determine a substance’s ‘derived no-effect level’ (DNEL), defined as the exposure level be...
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17.02.2021

ECETOC workshop recommends improving REACH legal text to enable more use of exposure-based adaptations when registering chemicals

Brussels, 16 February 2021 – A workshop organised by the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has recommended improving the EU’s REACH legislation legal text to enable more chemicals to...
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09.02.2021

ECETOC T4 Task Force publishes first of four reports developing tiered testing strategy for thyroid disruption

Brussels, 09 February 2020 – An article by the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) Special Thyroxine (T4) Task Force has recently been published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Criti...
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16.12.2020

Nanotoxicology journal publishes details of new ECETOC NanoApp

Details of the newly-launched NanoApp have been published in the journal Nanotoxicology. The paper, ‘Rationale and decision rules behind the ECETOC NanoApp to support registration of sets of simil...
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30.11.2020

ECETOC launches new NanoApp, combined with training for users

The Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) will formally launch its keenly-awaited new NanoApp on 30 November this year. The web-based tool has been designed to help industry register  nanom...
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23.11.2020

Dutch Society for Toxicology’s TCDD magazine features ECETOC new Conceptual Framework for Polymer Safety Assessment

TCDD (Toxicological Communication, Data en Documentation), the Dutch Society for Toxicology's quarterly magazine has recently published a feature on ECETOC’s new Conceptual Framework for Polymer Ris...
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EPAA and NC3Rs final call for data: acute oral toxicity studies
17.07.2020

EPAA and NC3Rs final call for data: acute oral toxicity studies

ECETOC is supporting this call for data for acute oral toxicity studies. In collaboration with the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA), the National Centre for the...
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12.05.2020

ECETOC Task Force explores strategies for assessing effects of chemical mixtures on aquatic communities

A study by ECETOC has explored the challenge of assessing the effects of mixtures of chemicals on aquatic communities comprising many species. Chemical safety assessment generally studies the effects...
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