Society For Risk Analysis Annual Meeting 2017

Session Schedule & Abstracts

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Roundtable: Embracing Chemical Exposure Science for Effective Public Health Protection

Room: Salon K   10:30 am–12:00 pm

Chair(s): Carrie Fleming, Annette Guiseppi-Elie Guiseppi   Cfleming@DOW.COM,

Sponsored by Exposure Assessment Specialty Group

Embracing Chemical Exposure Science for Effective Public Health Protection.
Moderators: Carrie Fleming (Dow AgroSciences) and Annette Guiseppi-Elie (US EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory)

The human health risk assessment paradigm is changing and one important aspect of this is the focus upon the exposure element of risk assessments. To date, the greater weight has generally been on hazard in the risk assessment process, with exposure being considered retrospectively. The result is the expenditure of considerable time, effort and resource on acquiring hazard information that ultimately is not always required to reach conclusions on the safety of a chemical. Scientists have been working to develop exposure and risk assessment methods and tools to change this paradigm, however a limiting factor is that exposure assessments are specific to the chemical use pattern/scenario and this can lead to ‘silos’ of approaches and knowledge in different sectors. This Roundtable aims to bring together different sectors (agrochemicals, consumer products, industrial chemicals) and Regulators who need exposure data, and leverage approaches across these sectors.

Thought-starters (5 mins each) will be presented and charge questions will be considered by the Panel and the audience, aiming to identify key areas/topics/gaps that should be considered further:

Advancing Exposure’s Profile in Providing the Context For Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment – Annette Guiseppi-Elie, US EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory, ORD

Meeting FDA needs for data on dietary exposures to food contaminants – Judith Spungen, Food and Drug Administration

What needs to change in the agrochemical industry? – Carrie Fleming Dow AgroSciences

Globalizing Chemical Exposure Models – Rosemary Zaleski, ExxonMobil

Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Human Exposure Assessment – Mike Dellarco, NIH

This Roundtable aims to provide a forum for scientists to discuss recent advances in the area of exposure assessment for chemicals.

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