Toxic Chemicals, Toxicity Testing: Workshop Reports/Summaries

The Division hosts many workshops, symposia, and other meetings that provide information or bring together policy-makers, members of industry, scientists, and the general public to discuss timely issues. Discussions at workshops and other events are often published in workshop summaries, websites, newsletters, and other formats to preserve and make publicly accessible the information or discussions from the event.

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The Role of the Chemical Sciences in Finding Alternatives to Critical Resources: A Workshop Summary (2012)

Critical elements, including rare earths, precious metals, and other rare elements of the periodic table, are used in essentially all electronic devices and in many other everyday applications, including catalytic converters and photovoltaic technologies. Widespread concern over their future availability led the Chemical Sciences Roundtable to convene a workshop on the role of the chemical sciences in finding alternatives to these critica... More >>

Toxicity Pathway-Based Risk Assessment: Preparing for Paradigm Change: A Symposium Summary (2010)

New tools and technologies are bringing about a revolution in toxicity testing. In 2007, a committee of the National Research Council proposed a vision that embraced recent scientific advances and set a new course for toxicity testing. In this new paradigm, biologically important perturbations in key toxicity pathways are evaluated with new methods in molecular biology, bioinformatics, computational toxicology, and a comprehensive array of i... More >>

Toxicogenomic Technologies and Risk Assessment of Environmental Carcinogens: A Workshop Summary (2005)

Toxicogenomics is a discipline that combines expertise in toxicology, genetics, molecular biology, and environmental health to help understand the response of living organisms to stressful environments. The National Research Council convened a workshop to discuss how toxicogenomic data could be applied to improve risk assessments, particularly cancer risk from environmental exposure to chemicals. Risk assessments serve as the basis of man... More >>

Application of Toxicogenomics to Cross-Species Extrapolation: A Report of a Workshop (2005)

Some of what we know about the health effects of exposure to chemicals from food, drugs, and the environment come from studies of occupational, inadvertent, or accident-related exposures. When there is not enough human data, scientists rely on animal data to assess risk from chemical exposure and make health and safety decisions. However, humans and animals can respond differently to chemicals, including the types of adverse effects experience... More >>