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EMSG42: Increase of the robustness of the fish endocrine assay and avoidance of irrelevant endpoints

The objective of this study was to determine the influence of the test items potassium permanganate, 2-methoxyethanol and octanol to reproduction and the endocrine system of fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). For this purpose, mature male and female fathead minnow were exposed in […]

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21DAY: Phase 3 of the validation of the OECD Fish Screening Assay

The eight studies in the attached report were conducted as part of OECD Test Guideline program to validate a standardized OECD protocol for a 21-day fish screening assay for the detection of endocrine active substances (i.e. estrogen, aromatase inhibitors, androgen). […]

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D2.2-VITO: Generation and Application of a Model to Determine Intra- and Inter-individual Variation in Biomarkers

Biomarkers which reflect levels of pollutants in the human body offer a unique opportunity to investigate impact of environmental pollution on humans. Biomarker levels in the general population are influenced by genetic, physiological and external factors. Knowledge on which factors […]

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B1.1-FRAU: Identification of Structure Activity Relationships Alerts for Substances With Low NOELs (REPDOSE)

The toxicological data profiles of many of the more than 100,000 substances included in the EINECS are incomplete. Scientific tools are needed to minimize test requirements and to prioritise research needs. Here consideration of Structure Activity Relationships (SAR) could be […]

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ECO2A-ASTRA: Understanding and Measurement of Persistence in the Marine and Terrestrial Compartments

The persistence of a chemical in the environment - how resistant it is to being broken down in nature - is hard to predict. Its tendency to build up in living organisms - to bioconcentrate or bioaccumulate - is similarly […]

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B2.1-TNO: Characterisation of Uncertainty and Variation in Assessment of Chronic Occupational Exposure

Many adverse health effects of chemical exposure occur after repeated contact over long periods. In assessing the risks of such chronic effects in the workplace, "reasonable worst case" estimates of exposure during a shift or working day are often used. […]

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MISTRA: A New Strategy for the Risk Management of Chemicals: MISTRA and Persistence

To evaluate the persistency of the selected model compounds in the environmental matrices air, water, soil and sediment. Reaction mechanisms and degradation pathways of the model compounds are studied. A theoretical approach will be made to arrive at the conceptual […]

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B2.2-FoBiG: Provide Examples Where Risk Characterisations can be Conducted With the Existing and Possible Inadequate Data Sets

This project will evaluate the estimates used today by several organisations (e.g. U.S.-EPA, WHO, EU) to assess the human health risks of chemical exposure, which result in the derivation of human limit values such as acceptable daily intake, reference doses […]

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EEM1-ASTRA: Identification and Evaluation of Emission Databases in Europe

Estimating how much of a particular chemical is released to the environment is key to assessing likely levels of exposure and risk to humans and the environment. Such estimates are often based on very general information due to a lack […]

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B2.3-IOM: Variability and Uncertainty in Chemical Exposures for Regulatory Risk Assessment

The aim of this project is to investigate how the variability and uncertainty of occupational inhalation exposure information may be better incorporated into the European regulatory risk assessment process. In this proposal, we have chosen to focus specifically on inhalation […]

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