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HBM2-DOW: Development of a Tiered Set of Modelling Tools for Derivation of Biomonitoring Guidance Values

Current determinations of the exposures that correspond with biomonitoring data (parent/metabolite in blood/urine) are generally conducted with chemical-specific pharmacokinetic models that are physiologically-based (PBPK), to best simulate xenobiotic disposition in complex mammalian systems. While these models are necessary to accurately […]

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HBM1-UCRA: A Framework for the Development and Application of Environmental Biological Monitoring Guidance Values

Biomonitoring is a useful tool to aid the assessment of exposure to many chemical substances but currently our ability to detect hazardous substances (or their metabolites and effects) may often exceed our understanding of the biological relevance of these results. […]

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S1-WAG: Safety Perceptions of New Technologies (SPOT) – making social and natural sciences meet

Many new technologies' introductions have been hindered by societal negativity regarding their development, application and commercialisation. Whilst considerable research activity has been directed towards understanding the underlying determinants of societal acceptance emerging technologies, this has been done on a case […]

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ECO14-USTO: Development and validation of an abbreviated in vivo fish bioconcentration test

The overall objective of the research project is to reduce the cost and the number of animals needed to measure the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of organic chemicals in fish, using the accepted ”gold standard” OECD 305 as the point of reference. […]

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ECO10: EPOCH – Evaluation of existing population models for their potential application in ecological risk assessment of chemicals

The objective of the project is to provide a review of population models which can be directly used or which might be modified for the ecological risk assessment of chemicals (ERA). The main focus will be on the aquatic environment […]

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ECO12: Validation Chemicals for Assessing Biodegradation Tests

This project aims to develop a list of reference chemicals covering a range of environmental persistence and non-persistence. This reference set would be available for use to validate modifications to existing biodegradation test methods and to develop new test methods. […]

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EMSG44: Impact of physiological, lifestyle and environmental factors on the development of puberty

Puberty is the transitional period from childhood to adulthood. At puberty onset, a change in the set point (sensitivity) of the so-called ”gonadostat”, which is located in the hypothalamus, occurs. During childhood, small amounts of sex hormones produced in steroid […]

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N3-TNO: Testing and Assessment of Reproductive Toxicity of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials form an important new class of technological materials that have numerous novel and useful properties. The expected growth in production and use of such materials increases the likelihood of human and environmental exposure. Evidence exists that children may be […]

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N2-YORK: Detection, Fate and Uptake of Engineered Nanoparticles in Aquatic Systems

Nanotechnology is a new and fast emerging field that involves manufacture of materials that are less than 100 nm in size in one dimension. Due to their extremely small size, engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) exhibit properties that are vastly different from […]

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N1-FRAU: Tiered Approach to Testing and Assessment of Nanomaterial Safety to Human Health

The objectives of this project are: - to test the suitability of existing OECD testing guidelines for nanoscaled amorphous silicon dioxide (NASD) and ZnO; - to subject these test materials to OECD guideline testing; - to supplement these guidelines with […]

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