Ecotoxicological assessment of pharmaceuticals and personal care products using predictive toxicology approaches
With their widespread and ever increasing use, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and personal care products (PCP) represent contaminants of emerging concern for the aquatic and terrestrial environments. Today, numerous countries worldwide have issued regulations and guidance to cover the environmental risk assessment of these substances, but in many cases the necessary hazard data is missing […]Read More
Natural ingredients, inherently safe?
The Executive Director of the Cosmetics Ingredient Review (CIR) addresses the myth of the perceived greater safety of natural versus synthetic and the importance of an expert safety assessment of ingredients in the journal Cosmetics & Toiletries.Read More
Developments on the identification of potential endocrine disruptors under EU legislation
Introducing 2018 developments in EU policy and legislation on endocrine disruptors and our first experiences with the EFSA/ECHA guidance.Read More
Joint EFSA/ECHA guidance document for the identification of endocrine disruptors under EU Biocides and Pesticides Regulation
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) jointly published in June 2018 the long-awaited guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors.Read More