The May COT meeting included discussions of the following:

  • the adequacy of the standard interspecies uncertainty factor of 10 for deriving health guidance values, with particular focus on developmental toxicity (TOX/2014/17)
  • a scoping paper on the potential risks from polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the infant diet (TOX/2014/19)
  • additional information on the health effects of single doses of vitamin D (TOX/2014/20)
  • results from a randomized double-blind crossover study on the effect of soy phytoestrogen supplementation on thyroid status and cardiovascular risk markers in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (TOX/2014/21)

UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment. COT Agenda and Papers: 13 May 2014. http://cot.food.gov.uk/cotmtgs/cotmeets/cotmeets2014/cotmtg13514/cotagpap13514

The above items were taken from the June 2014 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)