KIDS + CHEMICAL SAFETY is a go-to source for balanced, scientifically accurate chemical health information. The website focuses on the latest chemical-related health concerns, news, and science developments related to children's chemical risks. The site is a collaboration of multiple organizations:
+ Alliance for Risk Assessment (ARA)
+ American Chemistry Council (ACC)
+ Cincinnati Children's Hospital Drug & Poison Control Center
+ NSF International
+ Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA)
Users may submit their own chemical health questions to be answered by area experts.
SAVE THE DATE - Workshop 6 will be held May 28-30, 2013 in Potomac Yard - Arlington, VA.
This multi-party collaboration to continue the discussion was set forth by the National Academy of Science's Science and Decisions: Advancement of Risk Assessment (2009). Over 50 organizations have come together under the aegis of the Alliance for Risk Assessment (ARA), to conduct a series of meetings, with the ultimate goal of consensus among the participants on a methods compendium highlighting key considerations for applying dose-response techniques for common risk assessment applications. The Dose Response Framework is now available from the National Library of Medicine and is intended to serve as an evergreen database for assisting risk assessment decision-making.
The Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) was implemented by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by issuing the first round of test orders in 2009 for information on 67 chemicals (59 pesticide active ingredients and 8 pesticide inert ingredients). The request includes information from a battery of screening assays, referred to as Tier 1, includes five in vitro assays, four mammalian assays, and two non-mammalian assays. Tier 1 screening of this initial list...
WORKSHOP DATES: April 23,24, 2013
Research Triangle Park, VA