JRC News

  1. 8 Jul 2016

    A review of case studies assessing the risk from exposure to chemical mixtures shows a potential concern for several groups of chemicals for highly exposed or particularly vulnerable population groups.

  2. 6 Jul 2016

    The methodology was developed to support the Commission's impact assessment which estimated possible health, environmental and socio-economic consequences of adopting different options for defining scientific criteria for the identification of endocrine disruptors (EDs) in a regulatory context.

  3. 4 Jul 2016

    The new VAC2VAC project - "Vaccine batch to vaccine batch comparison by consistency testing" – officially launched on the 1st March 2016, brings together 20 public and private partners including the European Commission Joint Research Centre's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).

  4. 29 Jun 2016

    The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre releases its report reviewing the current demand for in vivo carcinogenicity studies across chemical sectors within the European Union.

    The approaches for evaluating the carcinogenic potential of substances, including whether carcinogenicity studies should be conducted, differ substantially across sectors. Despite variations in testing schemes, the two-year bioassay study in rodents represents the standard element across all sectors.

  5. 21 Jun 2016

    The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has published the summary records for the meetings which took place with the members of the Preliminary Assessment of Regulatory Relevance (PARERE) network and the joint meeting of PARERE and the EURL ECVAM Stakeholder Forum (ESTAF).

  6. 8 Jun 2016

    These European centres focus on a variety of innovative ways for achieving impact in the 3Rs – the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of the use of animals used for scientific purposes.

  7. 3 Jun 2016

    The new certified reference materials (CRMs) will improve the reliability of measuring enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels.

  8. 1 Jun 2016

    The European Commission presented its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

  9. 1 Jun 2016

    The JRC is presenting today at the High Level Group meeting on Nutrition and Physical Activity in Brussels, two new toolkits that provide answers to these questions of great public health significance.

  10. 31 May 2016

    On 18-19 May 2016 EURL ECVAM ran a training course on "Basic knowledge in modern toxicological sciences" designed for students of Master’s programmes of Toxicology.