22 Jul 2021
World's first toxicology testing strategy without animal testing adopted by OECD
The testing strategy consists of three so-called alternative methods. They can be used to predict whether a substance causes allergic reactions in the skin. Unlike in the past, animal testing will no longer be necessary for this ...
30 Jun 2021
Call for research projects in applied human toxicology now open - Submission deadline 15 September 2021
The Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT) today launched a call for targeted research projects to complement its existing research competences, broaden its scientific network, and strengthen the existing core areas of its 2021 – 2024 research programme ...
25 Jun 2021
Latest 'OECD Chemical Safety and Biosafety Progress Report' released (issue no. 41)
The June 2021 OECD Chemical Safety and Biosafety Progress Report describes activities and publications on Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOP) in risk assessment ...
7 Jun 2021
Statement by SCAHT regarding link between pesticides and reproductive health (english, deutsch, français)
The recently published study on maternal occupational exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals during pregnancy and semen parameters in adulthood (Istvan et al., Human Reprod. 2021) which was co-funded by SCAHT has received widespread attention. Here is a statement by the SCAHT to help putting the study findings into context ...
1 Jun 2021
Rex FitzGerald leaves the SCAHT – or does he?
We wish him all the best for the future and are looking forward to his continuing support as consultant in regulatory projects and through teaching in our master courses.
25 May 2021
Call for Posters for SST Annual Meeting 2021, deadline for abstract submission: 22 October 2021
The scientific committee would like to encourage poster contributions from young toxicologists ...
12 May 2021
Call for session proposals: International Congress of Toxicology (ICT 2022), deadline is 1 June 2021
The XVIth International Congress of Toxicology (ICT 2022) is a joint congress of IUTOX and EUROTOX ...
12 May 2021
EFSA has updated safety assessment of titanium dioxide (E171)
Based on all the relevant available scientific evidence, EFSA concluded ...
29 Mar 2021
New OECD Guidance document on the "Characterisation, validation and reporting of Physiologically Based Kinetic (PBK) models for regulatory purposes"
OECD Series on Testing and Assessment No. 331; Environment, Health and Safety, Environment Directorate.
16 Mar 2021
EFSA has launched a public consultation on the “Draft updated Guidance on the assessment of exposure of operators, workers, residents and bystanders in risk assessment for plant protection products”, open until 9th May 2021
EFSA’s Pesticide Peer Review Unit has launched an open consultation