An EFSA review highlights some of the new approaches toxicologists can take in human health hazard and risk assessments. Illustrated with examples of physiologically-based models, in vitro systems, in silico tools and ‘omics’ technologies, the report underlines a move towards a more systems-based approach to toxicology, focussed on modes of action/adverse outcome pathways.

European Food Safety Authority (2014). Modern methodologies and tools for human hazard assessment of chemicals. EFSA Journal 12(4): 3638. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/3638.pdf

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)

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