Purpose of the recommendations
Most congenital anomalies are rare and form an important group of Rare Diseases, for which EU Member States are developing National Plans. Primary prevention of congenital anomalies was identified as an important action in the field of Rare Diseases in the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European economic and social committee and the committee of the regions of 11th November 2008. This document aims at providing an outline of evidence-based policy actions for primary prevention of congenital anomalies. It does not seek to recommend specific policy options, rather to indicate the areas that Member States could target in their strategies for Primary Prevention of congenital anomalies. EUROPLAN...
The characterization of possible risks for human health associated to the exposure to Endocrine Disrupters is a new priority for food and environmental safety. Since the co-ordination of the national research project (2000-2003) "Human Exposure to Xenobiotics with Potential Endocrine Activities: Evaluation of Reproductive and Developmental Risks" (2000-2003) the Italian National Health Institute (I.S.S.) has a major role in the Italian research on endocrine disrupters; moreover, the I.S.S, has contributed to the development of a national interdisciplinary network, encompassing molecular biology, experimental toxicology, dietyary and environmental exposure assessment as well as biomonitoring. The Endocrine Disrupters website aims at providing up-to-date information on activities and...
This section collects scientific references on possible approaches aimed to mitigate the exposure and/or hazard from endocrine disrupters and other contaminants in food chains and the environment .
25/9/2014 - La Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), assieme con la US Environmental Protection Agency ed il Joint Research Centre della Commissione europea, ha sviluppato la Adverse Outcome Pathway Knowledge Base (AOP KB) . Si tratta di una piattaforma web-based che mira a riunire tutte le conoscenze in merito ai meccanismi con i quali le sostanze chimiche possono indurre effetti avversi. Il primo modulo AOP KB è la AOP Wiki AOP Wiki: un'enciclopedia interattiva e virtuale per lo sviluppo di AOP.
More than 100 risk assessors, scientists and policymakers from 21 countries gathered in Edinburgh (11 September 2014) for an open scientific debate on the harmonisation of human and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals (chemical mixtures).
EFSA Scientific Colloquium N°21: Harmonisation of human and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals
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