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09.02.2018

New ECETOC Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA) Report addresses technical questions on the TRA Tool

In a nutshell: Since the introduction of the TRA in 2004, many thousands of users have downloaded the tool and its supporting technical guidance from the ECETOC website. In addition to the guidance c...
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12.10.2017

Olivier de Matos succeeds Dr Alan Poole as Secretary General of ECETOC

Brussels, October 2017 Olivier de Matos succeeds Dr Alan Poole as Secretary General of ECETOC Before being appointed Secretary General of ECETOC, Olivier de Matos was Managing Director at Burson-M...
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In a nutshell: Improvement of the OECD 306 screening test: 2015 workshop and subsequent ring test
20.09.2017

In a nutshell: Improvement of the OECD 306 screening test: 2015 workshop and subsequent ring test

Brussels, September 2017. Previous ECETOC workshops recommended a series of modifications and enhancements to existing OECD biodegradation screening tests (BSTs) to deliver more robust methods for as...
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04.08.2017

MAK and BAT Values 2017 (German Version) now online

Thanks to @Andrea Hartwig and @Heidrun Greim for the following announcement: Deutsche Email siehe unten/ German version, see below ****************************************************** Dear Collea...
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26.07.2017

WHO review of the use of chemical-specific adjustment factors (CSAF) and their relevance to applying “uncertainty factors” to health-based guidance values

ECETOC members have shown an interest in the WHO review of the use of chemical-specific adjustment factors (CSAF) and their relevance to applying “uncertainty factors” to health-based guidance val...
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Publication of ECETOC e-Newsletter issue 33, Summer 2017
11.07.2017

Publication of ECETOC e-Newsletter issue 33, Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of the ECETOC e-newsletter is now available for download at https://goo.gl/5g78aZ In this issue: ECETOC launches a public directory of exposure data sources and exposure tool...
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03.07.2017

ECETOC launches a public directory of exposure data sources and exposure tools

The Human Exposure Assessment Tools Database (heatDB) is a resource for risk assessors to use to quickly search and locate human exposure tools and data available in the public domain. Available so...
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30.05.2017

The GreenFacts Initiative: Circular economy: what, why, where and who?

Latest from Greenfacts: Humanity consumes more goods and services than what is sustainable, in terms of natural resources. Circular economy aims to increase efficiency of use, in order to prevent the...
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News and Updates from CAAT
13.04.2017

News and Updates from CAAT

CAAT Academy is an extension of a joint venture of Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) and CAAT-Europe (University of Konstanz). CAAT Academy connects experts f...
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Publication of ECETOC e-Newsletter issue 32, Spring 2017
10.04.2017

Publication of ECETOC e-Newsletter issue 32, Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of the ECETOC e-newsletter is now available for download at https://goo.gl/q7H7xZ In this issue: Seven Steps for the Identification of Endocrine Disrupting Properties (ECETOC...
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ECETOC develops Seven Steps for the Identification of Endocrine Disrupting Properties (ECETOC 7SI-ED)
31.03.2017

ECETOC develops Seven Steps for the Identification of Endocrine Disrupting Properties (ECETOC 7SI-ED)

ECETOC develops Seven Steps for the Identification of Endocrine Disrupting Properties (ECETOC 7SI-ED)   In a nutshell: Brussels, March 2017 In response to the ‘Outline of draft Guidance Document f...
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ECETOC publishes report on Biodegradation Default Half-Life Values
30.03.2017

ECETOC publishes report on Biodegradation Default Half-Life Values

In a nutshell: Brussels, May 2017 Biodegradation is a key process for breaking down and finally removing chemicals from the environment. The biodegradation half-life time is a key input parameter fo...
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In a nutshell: Chemical respiratory allergy – clinical information and how to use it and improve it
27.03.2017

In a nutshell: Chemical respiratory allergy – clinical information and how to use it and improve it

Brussels, March 2017 A variety of natural and man-made materials can cause allergic sensitisation of the respiratory tract in susceptible individuals. However, the mechanisms involved in the developm...
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ECETOC 2016 Annual Report Published
20.02.2017

ECETOC 2016 Annual Report Published

In preparation for the 2017 Annual General Meeting and Annual Technical Meeting, we are pleased to announce the publication of the ECETOC 2016 Annual Report, downloadable from https://goo.gl/IYxUyP. T...
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OECD launches collaborative tool Effectopedia , an ‘encyclopedia’ of adverse outcome pathways (AOPs)
19.02.2017

OECD launches collaborative tool Effectopedia , an ‘encyclopedia’ of adverse outcome pathways (AOPs)

Effectopedia has been developed by the OECD as a collaborative online tool where AOP experts can build quantitative models using experimental data. Read more at https://www.effectopedia.org/...
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ECETOC is delighted to welcome Arkema as its latest member company
01.02.2017

ECETOC is delighted to welcome Arkema as its latest member company

A specialty chemicals global major, with 3 business segments – High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions – and globally recognised brands, the Arkema Group operates...
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Winter 2016 ECETOC e-newsletter published
09.12.2016

Winter 2016 ECETOC e-newsletter published

Dear Readers, The Winter 2016 ECETOC e-newsletter is now available at http://bit.ly/ecetoc-enl31 2016 has been another productive year for ECETOC. One of the highlights was the launch last May of th...
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06.12.2016

In a Nutshell: Guidance on assessment and application of Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) relevant to the Endocrine System

Various European chemical regulations do not allow the marketing or use of substances known to have endocrine disrupting properties – chemicals that induce adverse effects in humans and/or wildlife...
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29.11.2016

Task Force report on guidance for effective use of human exposure data in risk assessment of chemicals

To understand and predict health risks posed by exposure to substances it is necessary to interpret both the toxic properties and the potential exposure to that substance: Risk = Fn(Hazard, Exposure)...
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