With the increase in consumption of high-energy caffeinated drinks mixed with alcohol, the Committee on Toxicity has been asked to comment on the potential for interaction between caffeine and ethanol and their combined effects on health and behaviour. The available data are presented in draft background paper TOX/2012/10.

UK Committee on the Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.
The interaction of caffeine and alcohol and their combined effects on health and behaviour. Draft background paper TOX/2012/10, March 2012

 

Committee on Toxicity members were asked to consider whether the current COT TDI of 2 pg/kg bw/day should be revised in view of the recent US Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the non-cancer end points for dioxins and its subsequent recommendation of a reference dose of 0.7 pg/kg bw/day. Draft discussion paper TOX/2012/08 provides an overview of the EPA report.

UK Committee on the Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.
US Environmental Protection Agency’s reanalysis of key issues related to dioxin toxicity and response to National Academy of Sciences comments. Draft discussion paper TOX/2012/08, March 2012

 

The above item was taken from the April 2012 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).

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