EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE | September 09, 2013
21st century vision toxicity testing and risk assessment for agrochemicals
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INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 9, 2013 — How will emerging 21st century toxicity testing technologies impact agricultural products? How do they fit in the life cycle of discovery, regulatory registration and product defense or product stewardship? What’s the outlook for improved, science-informed hazard prediction and risk assessment?
Those and other topics are on the agenda here today at a symposium during the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. Entitled “21st Century Vision for Testing and Risk Assessment: Implications for Agrochemicals,” the symposium includes presentations on new approaches for evaluating the human health and environmental effects of pesticides and other substances needed to sustain agricultural production.
The presentations are among almost 7,000 scheduled for the meeting, being held in the Indiana Convention Center and downtown hotels.
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