Human health risk assessment is traditionally hazard driven, but in this Annual Meeting workshop, the speakers suggested a paradigm shift toward exposure-driven assessment.
Tuesday’s symposium session, "Unknown, Unknowns: Exploring the Unidentified Fraction of Complex Mixtures," featured mixtures experts who take equal delight in the exploration of mixtures toxicity, including unknown fractions.
In a word: Yes! Efforts by pharmaceutical companies to reproduce the findings of papers have grim statistics: The results of only six of 53 papers could be reproduced by Amgen, and only 14 out of 67 could be reproduced by Bayer.
With biofuels, such as ethanol-gasoline blends and biodiesel, being used on a wider scale globally, there is a range of implications related to their use. This issues were discussed during an Annual Meeting session.
Today’s session “Understanding the Implications of Breastfed Infant Exposure to POPs: How Can We Do Better?” focused on the discussion of methods for estimating breastfed infant exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and potential application of the methods in human health risk assessment.