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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Hazard identification, classification, and risk assessment of carcinogens: too much or too little? – Report of an ECETOC workshop

An international workshop organised by the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) was held in September 2019 in Helsinki to explore the scientific limitations of the current ‘binary’ carci...
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ECETOC gathers together gut microbiome experts to pool their knowledge and identify areas for new research

ECETOC gathered together a high-powered group of gut microbiome specialists in an expert meeting to assess progress in research, pool existing knowledge into a white paper and identify gaps for furthe...
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ECETOC helps improve and expand read-across techniques for chemical safety assessments

The concept of ‘read-across’ in chemical safety assessments took a large step forward at a workshop organised by the Centre for chemical safety assessment, ECETOC. Read-across is a technique for...
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‘Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’ publishes ECETOC-commissioned study into microplastics ingestion

An article commissioned by ECETOC’s Microplastics Scientific Platform, ‘Towards improved understanding of the ingestion and trophic transfer of microplastic particles – Critical review and impli...
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New data and tools added to ECETOC’s Human Exposure Assessment Tools Database

ECETOC’s Human Exposure Assessment Tools Database (heatDB), has been enhanced with new data and tools as part of its annual update. The latest update covers the period from June 2018, where the p...
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ECETOC study investigates the extrapolation of aquatic environmental safety assessment data to soils and sediments

A study by ECETOC has investigated the extrapolation of data from ecotoxicity tests carried out in water to assess toxicity in soils and sediments, using the Equilibrium Partitioning Methodology (EPM)...
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Second report of ECETOC trilogy on polymer safety assessment looks at analytical tools, methods and models

ECETOC has today published the second part of its trilogy on polymer safety assessment. Polymers cover a broad spectrum of generally very large molecules, including cellulose, waxes, and resins. They...
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Conceptual framework for polymer safety assessment

The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals Polymers Task Force has developed a Conceptual Framework for Polymer Risk Assessment (CF4Polymers).  It reviews the state-of-the-scie...
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