In December 2016, ECHA and EFSA published a draft guidance document on hazard-based criteria to identify endocrine disruptors (EDs) (as previously discussed in our January/February 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News). This guidance document presented seven steps of a hazard identification strategy for EDs, and noted that the identification of EDs “will be based exclusively on the evaluation of the relevant hazardous properties of a substance”. ECETOC has now provided guidance on how ECHA and EFSA’s seven steps can be put into practice.

European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (2017). The ECETOC seven steps for the identification of endocrine disrupting properties (ECETOC 7SI-ED). Technical Report No. 130. http://www.ecetoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ECETOC-TR130-7SI-ED.pdf

 

The above items were taken from the May 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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