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Guidance on tiered risk assessment for plant protection products for aquatic organisms in edge-of-field surface waters
The Guidance of the PPR Panel was tasked to revise the Guidance Document on Aquatic Ecotoxicology and provides the scientific background for the risk assessment to aquatic organisms in edge-of-field surface waters and is structured to give detailed guidance on all assessment steps.
Scientific opinion on genotoxicity testing strategies applicable to food and 3 feed safety assessment
The Scientific Committee has reviewed the current state of the science on genotoxicity testing strategies and provided a commentary and recommendations on testing strategies, bearing in mind the needs of EFSA’s various Scientific Panels to have appropriate data for risk assessment.
Scientific Opinion on Arsenic in Food 1 EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain ( CONTAM )
Arsenic is a metalloid that occurs in different inorganic and organic forms, which are found in the environment both from natural occurrence and from anthropogenic activity. The inorganic forms of
Role of oxidative damage in the genotoxicity of arsenic.
Scientific Opinion on the public health hazards to be covered by inspection of meat (swine)
A qualitative risk assessment identified Salmonella spp., Yersinia enterocolitica, Toxoplasma gondii and Trichinella spp. as the most relevant biological hazards in the context of meat inspection of
Molecular mechanisms of cadmium induced mutagenicity
Experimental evidence suggests that cadmium at low, for environmental exposure relevant concentrations, induces mutations by inducing oxidative DNA damage and that it decreases genetic stability by inhibiting the repair of endogenous and exogenous DNA lesions, which in turn increase the probability of mutations and consequently cancer initiation by this metal.
Scientific Opinion on marine biotoxins in shellfish – Emerging toxins : Ciguatoxin group 1 EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain
The EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel) assessed the risks to human health related to the consumption of ciguatoxin (CTX)-group toxins in fish. CTX-group toxins occur in fish
Titanium dioxide in our everyday life; is it safe?
Until relevant toxicological and human exposure data that would enable reliable risk assessment are obtained, TiO2 nanoparticles should be used with great care.