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Regulatory toxicologists provide advice to risk assessors, risk managers, and policy makers on matters related to human health risks from chemical and pharmaceutical substances

The SCAHT provides advice to and carries out regulatory science projects for risk assessors, risk managers, and policy makers on human health risks from chemical and pharmaceutical substances. In addition, the Centre provides a vital link between researchers and regulators, helping to translate complex research findings into practical recommendations, measures and policies covering risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication.

In close collaboration with regulatory authorities, members of the Regulatory Toxicology group represent Swiss toxicology in national and international scientific expert groups such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The SCAHT conducts research in the fields of evidence-based toxicology and development of pathway-based approaches, thereby improving the principles and practice of human health risks related to environmental chemical exposures.

The Regulatory Toxicology group of the SCAHT is associated with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Basel.