Endocrine Disruption

wca at CHEMUK 2024

April 18, 2024 by Olivia Tran

wca will be at the CHEMUK show for the first time this year on the 15th and 16th May at the NEC, Birmingham . The event is…
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Conducting and interpreting vitellogenin measurements in fish for regulatory purposes

October 17, 2023 by Becky Brown

wca are pleased to announce the publication of two new open access papers concerning the assessment of the vitellogenin protein (a pivotal protein biomarker for endocrine activity of chemicals) in…
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Detection of anti-androgenic activity of chemicals in fish studies: a data review

August 4, 2023 by Grace Panter

Hot off the press! Grace and Becky, with colleagues from CropLife Europe, have just had a review paper on the sensitivity of fish testing guidelines to detect the…
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New EU hazard classifications for ED, PBT/vPvB and PMT/vPvM

June 19, 2023 by Olivia Tran

The EU has recently finalised new hazard classes under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. The new hazard classes are: Endocrine disruption for human health, Category…
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Detecting endocrine disruptor effects via the thyroid: Recent developments

November 17, 2022 by Grace Panter

At wca we have been carefully following recent developments regarding endocrine disruptor (ED) testing via the thyroid. Here we summarise some of the potential new tests which will impact ED…
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13th International Akademie Fresenius Conference Endocrine Disruptors 8 and 9 November 2022

November 17, 2022 by Grace Panter

Last week I presented at the Fresenius Endocrine Disruptor (ED) conference in Cologne. It was a hybrid meeting, with as many people attending virtually, as in person. Some of…
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wca at the Fresenius Endocrine Disruptors Conference

November 2, 2022 by Grace Panter

Next Wednesday (9th November), Grace Panter from wca will be presenting in Cologne, Germany, at the International Akademie Fresenius Conference on Endocrine Disruptors. On behalf of…
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SETAC-Copenhagen 2022: Investigating endocrine-disrupting properties of chemicals

May 24, 2022 by Grace Panter

Last week I attended the session on “Investigating endocrine-disrupting properties of chemicals: developments and challenges towards new approach methodologies (NAMs)”, at SETAC-Copenhagen. It was great to be at a conference, in…
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wca at SETAC 2021: Reliability of fish data for endocrine disruptor hazard assessment

May 4, 2021 by Becky Brown

I am really looking forward to virtual SETAC Europe this week. I have already been able to look at the programme and view some of the scientific content. There…
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Use of the Xenopus eleutheroembyronic thyroid assay (XETA) in endocrine assessments

February 9, 2021 by Grace Panter

Becky Brown and myself recently attended an interesting webinar by European Food Safety Authority/European Chemicals Agency (EFSA/ECHA) on how to consider the Xenopus eleuthereombryonic thyroid assay (XETA) in the assessment strategy of…
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