Joint Research Centre - European Commission

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Toxicity testing in a laboratory

Toxicity testing in a laboratory© EU (2010)

Stresa (IT) - 16/06/10 - 17/06/10

Integrating new advances in exposure science and toxicity testing: next steps


Integration of developments in exposure science and toxicity testing is essential for advancing knowledge-based decision making about the safety of chemicals.

The JRC's Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) and the International Council of Chemical Associations’ Long-Range Research Initiative (ICCA-LRI) are organising a workshop that will consider application of these integrated approaches to the design, evaluation, and health risk management of chemicals. Also, this workshop will provide a venue to evaluate how communication between scientists and decision makers, and with stakeholders, including the public, can be improved to yield better chemical management policies.