9 Mar 2022 - 9 Mar 2022
NTP/SCAHT/SECO Webinar: 'Opportunities and new approaches for quantitative risk assessment'
Allergic contact dermatitis is one of the most frequent occupational diseases associated with chemical exposure. Chemicals and pesticides must be tested for their potential to cause skin sensitization and there have been major developments in testing strategies in recent years, as new approach methods are becoming accepted alternatives to traditional animal tests. Despite this progress, quantitative risk assessment of skin sensitizing chemicals remains a challenging process.
This webinar series will provide an overview of the current state of the science in this rapidly developing field. The webinars are intended as background for a planned workshop in 2022 on quantitative risk assessment of skin sensitizing pesticides but they are of interest to the broader scientific community as they are relying on the development of concepts and methods in other areas e.g. cosmetics, fragrances and consumer products.
Registration is free and open to the public. Registration for each webinar will also register you for all subsequent webinars.
The NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM), the Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)