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Upholding science in health, safety and environmental risk assessments and regulations

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Title: Upholding science in health, safety and environmental risk assessments and regulations
Authors: Aschner, M
Autrup, HN
Berry, SC
Boobis, AR
Cohen, SM
Creppy, EE
Dekant, W
Doull, J
Galli, CL
Goodman, JI
Gori, GB
Greim, HA
Joudrier, P
Kaminski, NE
Klaassen, CD
Klaunig, JE
Lotti, M
Marquardt, HW
Pelkonen, O
Sipes, IG
Wallace, KB
Yamazaki, H
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: A public appeal has been advanced by a large group of scientists, concerned that science has been misused in attempting to quantify and regulate unmeasurable hazards and risks.(1) The appeal recalls that science is unable to evaluate hazards that cannot be measured, and that science in such cases should not be invoked to justify risk assessments in health, safety and environmental regulations.
Issue Date: 14-Sep-2016
Date of Acceptance: 1-Sep-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/41732
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tox.2016.09.005
ISSN: 1879-3185
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 12
End Page: 16
Journal / Book Title: Toxicology
Volume: 371
Copyright Statement: © 2016 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Keywords: Animal bioassays
Hazard assessment
Regulation
Regulatory ethics
Regulatory policy
Risk assessment
Scientific evidence
Toxicology
1115 Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical Sciences
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Department of Medicine (up to 2019)