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04.05.2020

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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30.04.2020

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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28.04.2020

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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09.04.2020

‘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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07.04.2020

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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03.04.2020

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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24.03.2020

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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16.05.2019

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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28.12.2018

ECETOC Task Force provides new insights into toxicity testing of microparticles and poorly soluble liquids in the water environment

A Task Force set up by the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) has provided new insights into scientific testing for the impact of undissolved particles in the aquatic environment.
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09.11.2018

Doubts cast on link between PSPs and lung cancer in humans

Experimental study findings in which chronic inhalation of poorly soluble particles (PSPs) gives rise to lung tumours in rats have been questioned in terms of their relevance and applicability to hum...
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03.10.2018

The Toxicology Forum

Planned as a 2.5 day workshop, organized under the principles and with the assistance of The Toxicology Forum, this meeting intends to progress towards a broadly accepted framework to assess and position the safety of trace chemicals exposure from consumer products, and in particular from articles and assembled consumer goods.
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16.08.2018

2018 list of MAK and BAT values

Thanks to Andrea Hartwig and Heidrun Greim for announcing the 2018 list of MAK and BAT values: Deutsche Email siehe unten/ German version see below *********************************************** D...
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30.07.2018

Significant updates to ECETOC’s Human Exposure Assessment Tools Database

BRUSSELS, 30 July 2018 – Significant new data and tools have been added to ECETOC’s Human Exposure Assessment Tools Database (heatDB) following a recent update. heatDB gathers together all publi...
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27.06.2018

Advisory report on Phenytoin published by the Health Council of the Netherlands

The advisory report on Phenytoin has been published by the Health Council of the Netherlands and can be downloaded via this link: https://www.gezondheidsraad.nl/en/task-and-procedure/areas-of-activit...
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18.05.2018

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the ECETOC Best Platform Award at SETAC Rome 2018

The ECETOC Best Platform Award honours early career scientists with the best platform presentations at the SETAC Europe Annual Meetings. At SETAC 2018 in Rome, the award went to Michael Bertram of Mon...
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08.05.2018

Outcomes of 2018 ECETOC Human Health and Environment Review Meetings

These meetings, held late January and early February 2018,  were an opportunity for Member Company scientists along with representatives from academia and regulatory bodies to propose ideas and to pr...
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26.03.2018

Diversity is key to expanding frontiers of future science, says renowned space scientist at ECETOC 40th anniversary celebration

The key to expanding the frontiers of future science is ‘gender diversity’ and inspiring the younger generation, according to one of Europe’s leading space scientists, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock....
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Workshop reviews advances in Environmental Exposure Modelling:  Bridging the Gap between Research and Application
15.03.2018

Workshop reviews advances in Environmental Exposure Modelling: Bridging the Gap between Research and Application

In a nutshell: Advances in Environmental Exposure Modelling: Bridging the Gap between Research and Application. ECETOC Workshop held 4-5 May 2017, Brussels   Brussels, March 2018. This works...
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Publication of the 2017 ECETOC Annual Report
14.03.2018

Publication of the 2017 ECETOC Annual Report

In preparation for the 2018 Annual General Meeting and 40th Anniversary event on 21st March, we are pleased to announce the publication of the ECETOC 2017 Annual Report which provides an overview of t...
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