Author Archives: rmevansbrunel

PUBLICATION | uncertainties in the environmental risk assessment of endocrine active substances

The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has published a report on the evaluation of the uncertainties of the environmental risk assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Titled “Substances of very high concern under REACH – an evaluation of uncertainties in the environmental risk assessment of endocrine active substances”; the project aimed to “identify the most relevant factors increasing the uncertainty of the environmental risk assessment (ERA) of endocrine active substances as compared to baseline toxicants.” Continue reading

INTRO | MixTox: towards regulatory implementation (TRI)

This blog accompanies a project at Brunel University that is working on how mixture toxicology concepts, theory and experimental results should be translated into routine use in chemical regulation. The project is funded by a grant from the Oak Foundation to Professor Andreas Kortenkamp, at the Institute for the Environment, Brunel University.

The project will consider different options for regulation of chemical mixtures, identify barriers and obstacles to implementation, and also identify opportunities and solutions to the issue of how best to achieve protection of human and environmental health from the potential adverse effects of multiple chemicals.

Any interested party should feel welcome to get in touch, via this blog or see the contact us page for contact details.