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2013 Endocrine Disrupter Testing and Risk Assessment (EDTRA) Annual Report

Welcome to the SETAC Global Advisory Group on Endocrine Disrupter Testing and Risk Assessment (EDTRA) webpage. Participation in the EDTRA AG is open to all interested parties. To become a member, make sure you are signed in to your SETAC account. Then click "Join Group” near the top of this page.

Background

  • Since the 1990's, numerous research projects have focused on a wide range of chemicals that are known or suspected to be disrupting the endocrine systems of humans and wildlife
  • Various natural and synthetic chemicals have been found to interfere with the endocrine systems of animals in laboratory studies, while extensive field evidence indicates that endocrine systems of fish and other species have been impacted
  • An environmental risk assessment approach is needed for endocrine disrupters, allowing optimal integration of exposure and effects information. This risk assessment approach is of increasing importance given recent adoption of OECD test guidelines and their use in future decision making

Aims of this Advisory Group

  • Serve as a focal point within SETAC globally as a means of involving the membership in research and debate on endocrine disrupter risk assessment
  • Have direct and active links with existing regional SETAC advisory groups (including the SETAC North America Advisory Group on Human Health Risk Assessment)
  • Stimulate critical assessment in order to establish the best available science
  • Encourage the worldwide incorporation of the best available science and strategic approaches
  • Advance the overall understanding of the fate, effects and potential risk assessment consequences of known and suspected endocrine disrupters
  • Provide scientific support to ensure effective regulatory decision making
  • Provide a neutral platform and focal point for collaborative identification, evaluation and resolution of scientific issues

Planned Activities

  • Preparation of technical papers (general information, issue specific)
  • Developing a discussion forum on the SETAC web site
  • Sponsoring general endocrine disrupter testing and risk assessment technical sessions at meetings
  • Holding targeted (subject-specific) discussion groups at meetings
  • Implementing short courses, for example in advance of either SETAC or other conferences
  • Presentations to government agencies
  • Communication of updates in the SETAC Globe
  • Providing input to national and international test guideline development initiative
  • Providing educational materials for the public and schoolsystems

Steering Committee

Thomas Hutchinson, UK (chair)
Karen Kidd, USA (co-chair)
Thomas Backhaus, Sweden
Malyka-Galay Burgos, Belgium
Scott Dyer, USA
Melanie Gross-Sorokin, Italy
Chris Hickey, New Zealand
Henrik Holbech, Denmark
Taisen Iguchi, Japan
Karen Kidd, Canada
Annegaaike Leopold, Netherlands
Betty Locey, USA
Frank Mastrocco, USA
Peter Matthiessen, UK
Mike Roberts, UK
Lennart Weltje, Germany

Recent Forum Activity
Conference call 12th February 2014
Posted by: Roel Evens, Thursday, March 06, 2014
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Face to face meeting - 20 November 2013_Nashville
Posted by: Roel Evens, Friday, January 31, 2014
Forum: Minutes conference calls and face to face meetings
Conference call - 16th July 2013
Posted by: Roel Evens, Friday, January 31, 2014
Forum: Minutes conference calls and face to face meetings
Face to face meeting - 14th May 2013
Posted by: Roel Evens, Friday, January 31, 2014
Forum: Minutes conference calls and face to face meetings
Conference call - 12th March 2013
Posted by: Roel Evens, Friday, January 31, 2014
Forum: Minutes conference calls and face to face meetings
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Related Group News

Join the New Endocrine Disrupter Testing and Risk Assessment Advisory Group
Posted in General SETAC News, Friday, September 14, 2012

The new Endocrine Disrupter Testing and Risk Assessment (EDTRA) Advisory Group is now open. Visit the EDTRA group page for more information and login and ... more »

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Karen A. Kidd

 

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