Join us on September 18, 2019 at 10 am Pacific / 1pm Eastern to hear from Dr. Ulrike Luderer, Professor and Director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California Irvine and Gail S. Prins, PhD, Michael Reese Professor of Urology and Physiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Co-Director of the Chicago Center for Health and Environment (CACHET) on two studies aimed at identifying key characteristics of reproductive toxic hazards.
There are tens of thousands of chemicals in commerce, but very few of them have been evaluated for male and female reproductive toxicity. Traditional reproductive toxicant hazard assessment relies predominantly on in vivo animal toxicology testing and epidemiological studies, but these are expensive and time consuming. Mechanistic data could help to address this gap if better integrated. We applied the key characteristics approach to female and male reproductive toxicant hazard identification, identifying 10 key characteristics of female reproductive toxicants and 8 key characteristics of male reproductive toxicants. These key characteristics could be used to prioritize chemicals for further testing, for screening during chemical development, or to supplement incomplete or inconsistent animal toxicology or epidemiological databases during hazard assessment.
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