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Complex environments

A3.1: Establishment and Management of a Research Inventory on the Indoor Environment (IERIE)

Substantial research has been underway for many years on the health effects of pollutants in domestic and commercial buildings. This project has developed a searchable database (termed IERIE) of recent, current and planned indoor environment research activities across Europe. Existing […]

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IRTA2-001-HSL: Development of a Human In Vitro Testing Model to Distinguish Immune Responses to Chemical Respiratory vs Contact Allergens

The main objective of this project is to use dendritic-like cells derived from a human cell line to develop a robust in vitro system to distinguish between respiratory vs contact sensitising chemicals. Whilst the use of cell lines will help […]

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EMSG9: Development of a Sensitive Assay for Androgenic Activity Using Prostate Cells Lines

The objective of the project is to develop an in vitro assay for androgenic activity based on the use of prostate cell lines. This involves testing and validation of the cell line LNCaP, which is sensitive to weak androgens, anti-androgens, […]

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EMSG35-BASF: Enhanced OECD TG 407 – Development and Validation

Concerns that toxicological test guidelines may not optimally detect effects on the endocrine system have lead to proposals to enhance the current sub-acute rodent OECD Test Guideline No. 407 (OECD 1995). The efficacy of the modified enhanced (phase 2) protocol […]

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A3.3: The EXPOLIS-Index Study, Human Exposure Patterns for Health Risk Assessment:Indoor Determinants of Personal Exposures in the European Expolis Population in Athens, Basel, Grenoble, Milan, Helsinki, Oxford And Praha

Exposure assessment plays a key role in the risk assessment procedure. In order to quantify the associated risk and health impact of a possible pollutant, it is necessary to obtain a description of the full-range of exposure distribution. This project […]

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A2.1: Literature Survey On Dermal Deposition In The Chemical Industry

Making reliable estimates of the amounts of chemicals deposited on the skin and clothing in the workplace is essential in evaluating any health risks. It also helps in assessing the effectiveness of protective equipment. There is a lack of detailed […]

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EMSG10: Do Industrial Oestrogens or Their Metabolites Influence Male Reproductive Function?

The objective of the study was to investigate if alkylphenols, which had been shown to bind to oestrogen receptors, might also influence the catabolism and bioavailablity of natural oestrogens by acting as substrates and/or inhibitors of phenolsulphotransferase activity. The results […]

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C1.3: Establish a Database of a Number of Parameters Sufficient Relevant for Reliable Prediction of European Consumer Exposures

Many chemicals are used daily in the home, in diverse end-uses such as cleaning, renovating and caring for houseplants. Product labels give advice on safe use, but there is scope to improve understanding of potential risks. One approach is to […]

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IRTA2-002-UUIR: Heterogeneity in Response to Iso-Cyanate Exposure in the Work Environment

Di-isocyanates are in many countries a major cause of occupational asthma. However, few recent studies are available in which exposure to isocyanates has been measured and related to respiratory disease risk. Thus, information about exposure response relationships is extremely limited. […]

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EMSG11: Sperm Quality Studies Measuring Seminiferous Tubules

The objective of this investigation is to use of histopathological/morphometric techniques to assess whether or not there have been changes in morphology of the human testis over the past 50 years.

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