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Toxicology and Environmental Health Committee

Nicolas Venisse

Chair

Nicolas Venisse
Poitiers, France

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Toxicology and Environmental Health Committee

David Kinniburgh

Vice-Chair

David W. Kinniburgh
Alberta, Canada

Background & Purpose of the Committee

The toxicology and environmental health committee was founded in 2017 at the IATDMCT Congress in Kyoto with the objective of promoting this emerging field of toxicology.

The committee's objectives are:
  • To promote and disseminate research in this area.
  • To bring together scientists and enhance collaboration and communication among groups working in the field.
  • To establish recommendations in the field (bioanalytical validation).
  • To educate IATDMCT members on advances and opportunities in the area.
Scope of the committee is:
  • Assessement of human exposure to environmental contaminants through the use human biomonitoring.
  • Optimization of human biomonitoring targets through the development of biomarkers, bio-analytical methods, toxicokinetics and toxicokinetic modeling (physiologically-based toxicokinetic modeling).
  • Potential linkage of exposure to environmental contaminants and clinical effects and application to laboratory medicine.
  • Exposome assessment for health promotion and health risk assessment.

Activities Planned/Committee Initiatives Currently in Progress

  • Support the program for the 2021 conference in Rome by submitting symposium proposals.
  • Contributions to COMPASS.
  • Finalizing the Guideline on bioanalytical validation in Environmental Toxicology (delayed due to COVID outbreak).
  • Proposal for a joint symposium with Society of Toxicology (delayed due to COVID outbreak).

Past Years' Activities Held/Committee Initiatives

  • Support the program for the 2020 virtual IATDMCT conference with a symposium entitled: Non-conventional but critical sources of exposure to Endocrine Disrupting compounds (EDC).
  • Contribution to COMPASS: What is new about the exposome? by Nicolas Venisse, on behalf of the Toxicology and Environmental Health Committee.

Recent Guidelines, Software Tools and Databases

  • Guidelines on bioanalytical validation in Environmental Toxicology (ongoing).