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Chemical mixtures: How to address the safety of combined exposures to multiple chemicals for people and the environment

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Jun 28, 2018

Every day we are exposed to low levels of hundreds of different manmade chemicals present for example in our food, consumer products and the air we breathe.

Our environment too is exposed to a near-infinite number of chemical mixtures derived from numerous sources.

However, current safety assessment practice is primarily based on understanding the potential risk posed by single substances rather than their "real life" combinations, thus potential combination effects might be overlooked.

The JRC is investigating recent progress in considering combined exposures to multiple chemicals to help translate best science into best assessment practice.

Read the full EURL ECVAM news item here.