EFSA consultations on chemical mixtures

03 July 2018

Article: 52/2606

The European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) has launched two public consultations on chemical mixtures. People, animals and the environment can be exposed to multiple chemicals from a variety of sources such as the environment, food and consumer products. Understanding how combined chemicals behave is complex and the number of potential combinations is high.

The first consultation concerns the EFSA’s draft guidance on harmonised methodologies for human health, animal health and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals. The closing date for submissions is 15 September 2018.

The second public consultation relates to how the EFSA proposes to address the genotoxicity of chemical mixtures. The closing date for submissions is 9 September 2018.

Source: EFSA, 26 June 2018