ECETOC's Work Recognised by Regulators
7/24/2013 9:26:29 AM
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Brussels, 24 July 2013 – According to the findings of a recent
survey conducted by ECETOC, representatives from the EU and
national regulatory bodies, as well as other key stakeholders see
ECETOC's contribution to the chemical regulation assessment field
as very positive.
The survey shows that the European regulatory science community
recognises and appreciates the support ECETOC gives to sciencebased
According to the survey, ECETOC should continue to play a key role
in assisting with the regulation of chemicals, biomaterials and
pharmaceuticals. ECETOC should retain its focus on evaluating the
latest developments in testing methods and risk assessment in
(eco)toxicology and on developing pragmatic approaches to
One respondent stated, “ECETOC's focus on best science leads to
better decision-making… Taking the scientific high ground in
constructing defences against (or perhaps in support of) various
advocacy positions elevates the recognition and status of ECETOC”.
Dr Alan Poole, ECETOC Secretary General said, “ECETOC is focused
on enhancing science-based risk assessment by providing highquality
scientific information to assist the regulatory authorities
when formulating policy decisions around matters of science”. Dr
Poole continued, “The results of this survey will guide us and ensure
that we continue to meet the needs of stakeholders in the years to
The results of the stakeholder survey are available at
*ECETOC is Europe’s leading industry association for developing and
promoting top quality science in human and environmental risk
assessment of chemicals.
Europe: +32 496 116 198/North America: +1 (202) 470 3239
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