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Identification & Assessment of Reproductive Toxicity & Endocrine Disruption Course

Posted on Nov 21, 2013, 9:07:00 AM

Identification and Assessment of Reproductive Toxicity and Endocrine Disruption

Course - Stockholm, Sweden

In this course you will learn how to assess health risks related to reproductive and developmetal toxicity and endocrine disruptors.

The course is intended for PhD students and other participants from academia as well as participants from authorities and industry.

The course will include fundamental concepts in reproductive and developmental toxicity. Special attention will be paid to the endocrine toxicity mode-of-action. The course will cover complexities/difficulties in risk assessment and risk management including regulatory decision-making. Standardized test guidelines of reproductive and endocrine disrupting effects will be covered. Specific attention will be given to the development of test strategies in endocrine disrupting chemicals within the field. Attention will be paid to interpretation possibilities and evaluation of data from different test systems, handling of uncertainties and data gaps, and other problems in health risk assessment of reproductive toxicity and endocrine disruption. Particular
focus will be given to identification of critical effects, extrapolation to humans and sensitive groups, application of assessment factors and allocation of health-based guidance values. Suggested limitations for endocrine disruptors in general risk assessment procedures will be discussed, e.g. shape of dose-response curve and epigenetic effects.

Organization: Karolinska Institutet, IMM, Institute of Environmental Medicine


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Identification and Assessment of Reproductive Toxicity and Endocrine Disruption

Mon, Nov 25, 2013 - Fri, Nov 29, 2013

IMM, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet

Stockholm, Sweden

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