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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303741/weight-of-the-evidence-evaluation-of-2-4-d-potential-for-interactions-with-the-estrogen-androgen-and-thyroid-pathways-and-steroidogenesis
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B H Neal, J Bus, M S Marty, K Coady, A Williams, J Staveley, J C Lamb
A comprehensive weight-of-the-evidence evaluation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) was conducted for potential interactions with the estrogen, androgen and thyroid pathways and with steroidogenesis. This assessment was based on an extensive database of high quality in vitro, in vivo ecotoxicological and in vivo mammalian toxicological studies. Epidemiological studies were also considered. Toxicokinetic data provided the basis for determining rational cutoffs above which exposures were considered irrelevant to humans based on exceeding thresholds for saturation of renal clearance (TSRC); extensive human exposure and biomonitoring data support that these boundaries far exceed human exposures and provide ample margins of exposure...
March 2, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266262/using-exposure-bands-for-rapid-decision-making-in-the-risk21-tiered-exposure-assessment
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M Dellarco, R Zaleski, B J Gaborek, H Qian, C A Bellin, P Egeghy, N Heard, O Jolliet, D R Lander, N Sunger, K S Stylianou, J Y Tanir
The ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) Risk Assessment in the Twenty-first Century (RISK21) project was initiated to address and catalyze improvements in human health risk assessment. RISK21 is a problem formulation-based conceptual roadmap and risk matrix visualization tool, facilitating transparent evaluation of both hazard and exposure components. The RISK21 roadmap is exposure-driven, that is, exposure is used as the second step (after problem formulation) to define and focus the assessment...
February 10, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128023/hypothesis-driven-weight-of-evidence-analysis-of-endocrine-disruption-potential-a-case-study-with-triclosan
#3
Ellen Mihaich, Marie Capdevielle, Daniella Urbach-Ross, Brian Slezak
Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent used in a range of consumer products, such as deodorants, oral care, clothing, and household items. As with many consumer products, triclosan can be rinsed down the drain and transported to wastewater treatment plants. While most is eliminated during activated sludge sewage treatment by biodegradation and adsorption, some triclosan enters the aquatic environment and may expose wildlife. Given the potential for exposure to both humans and wildlife, resolving whether triclosan is endocrine active is important due to growing concerns about potential adverse public health and environmental effects of endocrine-disrupting substances...
January 27, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648750/methodological-considerations-when-conducting-in-vitro-air-liquid-interface-exposures-to-engineered-nanoparticle-aerosols
#4
Lynn E Secondo, Nathan J Liu, Nastassja A Lewinski
Little consistency exists in the methodology for toxicological testing of aerosolized nanoparticles used in in vitro, air-interfaced culture (AIC) exposure systems for engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) risk-assessment, preventing inter-laboratory comparisons to identify dose thresholds for adverse effects. These inconsistencies result from heterogeneity in particle types, exposure durations, exposure systems, and dose metrics reported. We screened 10,241 studies in the literature for toxicological assessment of ENPs, resulting in 110 publications included after meeting eligibility criteria...
March 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834107/a-critical-review-of-the-literature-to-conduct-a-toxicity-assessment-for-oral-exposure-to-methyl-salicylate
#5
Tracy Greene, Sarah Rogers, Allison Franzen, Robinan Gentry
Methyl salicylate is the predominant constituent of oil of wintergreen and is used as a pesticide, a denaturant, an external analgesic, a fragrance ingredient, and a flavoring agent in products such as chewing gum, baked goods, syrups, candy, beverages, ice cream, and tobacco products; and it occurs naturally in some vegetables and berries. Methyl salicylate is of interest to the tobacco industry as oil of wintergreen is used as a flavorant in tobacco products. The purpose of this investigation was to conduct a critical review of the available literature for oral exposure to methyl salicylate, incorporating an analysis of the quality of the studies available and the current understanding of the mode of action...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685779/a-framework-for-cumulative-risk-assessment-in-the-21st-century
#6
Angelo Moretto, Ammie Bachman, Alan Boobis, Keith R Solomon, Timothy P Pastoor, Martin F Wilks, Michelle R Embry
The ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) has developed a framework to support a transition in the way in which information for chemical risk assessment is obtained and used (RISK21). The approach is based on detailed problem formulation, where exposure drives the data acquisition process in order to enable informed decision-making on human health safety as soon as sufficient evidence is available. Information is evaluated in a transparent and consistent way with the aim of optimizing available resources...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685449/do-chromosome-changes-in-blood-cells-implicate-formaldehyde-as-a-leukemogen
#7
Richard J Albertini, Debra A Kaden
Formaldehyde (FA) is a mutagenic chemical - a property mitigated in vivo by rapid detoxification and limited tissue distribution following inhalation of the free agent. Endogenously produced FA is necessary for life and required for one-carbon transfer reactions; however, FA derived from external sources (exogenous FA), which may be in the form of methanol, may increase in vivo concentrations above naturally occurring physiological levels. Both endogenous and exogenous FA produce DNA monoadducts, DNA-DNA and DNA-protein cross-links (DDX and DPX) but, when exposed to exogenously-derived free FA, DNA monoadducts, DDX, and DPX are only produced at initial sites of contact...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618215/erratum
#8
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February 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559992/toxicological-and-ecotoxicological-properties-of-gas-to-liquid-gtl-products-1-mammalian-toxicology
#9
Peter J Boogaard, Juan-Carlos Carrillo, Linda G Roberts, Graham F Whale
Gas-to-liquid (GTL) products are synthetic hydrocarbons produced from natural gas using a Fischer-Tropsch process. This process yields a synthetic crude oil that consists of saturated hydrocarbons, primarily linear alkanes, with increasing amounts of branched (methyl-groups) alkanes as the chains get longer. In addition, small amounts of cycloalkanes (branched cyclopentanes and cyclohexanes) may be formed as the polymerization reaction prolongs. This synthetic crude can subsequently be refined to a range of products very similar to petroleum refining...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685638/human-exposure-to-environmental-contaminants-and-congenital-anomalies-a-critical-review
#10
Warren G Foster, Jane A Evans, Julian Little, Laura Arbour, Aideen Moore, Reg Sauve, Juan Andrés León, Wei Luo
Congenital anomalies are an important cause of infant mortality and disability. Developmental exposure to environmental contaminants is thought to increase the risk for congenital anomalies. Herein, we describe a critical review of the literature conducted between February and March 2014 yielding 3057 references from which 97 unique relevant articles published from 2003 through 2014 were evaluated. Common congenital anomalies including hypospadias, cryptorchidism, anogenital distance (AGD), congenital heart defects and oral clefts were well represented in the literature whereas other outcomes such as neural tube defects, limb deficiency defects and gastroschisis were rarely described...
January 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805866/a-general-theory-of-effect-size-and-its-consequences-for-defining-the-benchmark-response-bmr-for-continuous-endpoints
#11
Wout Slob
A general theory on effect size for continuous data predicts a relationship between maximum response and within-group variation of biological parameters, which is empirically confirmed by results from dose-response analyses of 27 different biological parameters. The theory shows how effect sizes observed in distinct biological parameters can be compared and provides a basis for a generic definition of small, intermediate and large effects. While the theory is useful for experimental science in general, it has specific consequences for risk assessment: it solves the current debate on the appropriate metric for the Benchmark response in continuous data...
November 2, 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848394/critical-reviews-in-toxicology-volume-46-supplement-abstracts
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November 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848393/comparison-of-rat-and-rabbit-embryo-fetal-developmental-toxicity-data-for-379-pharmaceuticals-on-the-nature-and-severity-of-developmental-effects
#13
Peter T Theunissen, Sonja Beken, Bruce K Beyer, William J Breslin, Gregg D Cappon, Connie L Chen, Gary Chmielewski, Luc De Schaepdrijver, Brian Enright, Jennifer E Foreman, Wafa Harrouk, Kok-Wah Hew, Alan M Hoberman, Julia Y Hui, Thomas B Knudsen, Susan B Laffan, Susan L Makris, Matt Martin, Mary Ellen McNerney, Christine L Siezen, Dinesh J Stanislaus, Jane Stewart, Kary E Thompson, Belen Tornesi, Jan Willem Van der Laan, Gerhard F Weinbauer, Sandra Wood, Aldert H Piersma
Regulatory non-clinical safety testing of human pharmaceuticals typically requires embryo-fetal developmental toxicity (EFDT) testing in two species (one rodent and one non-rodent). The question has been raised whether under some conditions EFDT testing could be limited to one species, or whether the testing in a second species could be decided on a case-by-case basis. As part of a consortium initiative, we built and queried a database of 379 compounds with EFDT studies (in both rat and rabbit animal models) conducted for marketed and non-marketed pharmaceuticals for their potential for adverse developmental and maternal outcomes, including EFDT incidence and the nature and severity of adverse findings...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848392/reviewers-for-crt-manuscripts-for-year-2016
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November 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805461/response-to-letter-to-the-editor-from-chappelle-spence-and-tury-concerning-wolf-et%C3%A2-al-2016-illustrative-case-using-the-risk21-roadmap-and-matrix-prioritization-for-evaluation-of-chemicals-found-in-drinking-water-2016-crit-rev-toxicol-vol-46-43-53
#15
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750465/letter-to-the-editor-re-wolf-et%C3%A2-al-1
#16
Anne Harman Chappelle, Mark Spence, Bernard Tury
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705071/sarin-gb-o-isopropyl-methylphosphonofluoridate-neurotoxicity-critical-review
#17
Mohamed B Abou-Donia, Briana Siracuse, Natasha Gupta, Ashly Sobel Sokol
Sarin (GB, O-isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate) is a potent organophosphorus (OP) nerve agent that inhibits acetylcholinesterase (AChE) irreversibly. The subsequent build-up of acetylcholine (ACh) in the central nervous system (CNS) provokes seizures and, at sufficient doses, centrally-mediated respiratory arrest. Accumulation of ACh at peripheral autonomic synapses leads to peripheral signs of intoxication and overstimulation of the muscarinic and nicotinic receptors, which is described as "cholinergic crisis" (i...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685317/problem-formulation-for-risk-assessment-of-combined-exposures-to-chemicals-and-other-stressors-in-humans
#18
Keith R Solomon, Martin F Wilks, Ammie Bachman, Alan Boobis, Angelo Moretto, Timothy P Pastoor, Richard Phillips, Michelle R Embry
When the human health risk assessment/risk management paradigm was developed, it did not explicitly include a "problem formulation" phase. The concept of problem formulation was first introduced in the context of ecological risk assessment (ERA) for the pragmatic reason to constrain and focus ERAs on the key questions. However, this need also exists for human health risk assessment, particularly for cumulative risk assessment (CRA), because of its complexity. CRA encompasses the combined threats to health from exposure via all relevant routes to multiple stressors, including biological, chemical, physical and psychosocial stressors...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643517/fipronil-insecticide-toxicology-oxidative-stress-and-metabolism
#19
Xu Wang, María Aránzazu Martínez, Qinghua Wu, Irma Ares, María Rosa Martínez-Larrañaga, Arturo Anadón, Zonghui Yuan
Fipronil (FIP) is widely used across the world as a broad-spectrum phenylpyrazole insecticide and veterinary drug. FIP was the insecticide to act by targeting the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor and has favorable selective toxicity towards insects rather than mammals. However, because of accidental exposure, incorrect use of FIP or widespread FIP use leading to the contamination of water and soil, there is increasing evidence that FIP could cause a variety of toxic effects on animals and humans, such as neurotoxic, hepatotoxic, nephrotoxic, reproductive, and cytotoxic effects on vertebrate and invertebrates...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766926/comparing-rat-and-rabbit-embryo-fetal-developmental-toxicity-data-for-379-pharmaceuticals-on-systemic-dose-and-developmental-effects
#20
Peter T Theunissen, Sonia Beken, Bruce Beyer, William J Breslin, Gregg D Cappon, Connie L Chen, Gary Chmielewski, Luc de Schaepdrijver, Brian Enright, Jennifer E Foreman, Wafa Harrouk, Kok-Wah Hew, Alan M Hoberman, Julia Y Hui, Thomas B Knudsen, Susan B Laffan, Susan L Makris, Matthew Martin, Mary Ellen McNerney, Christine L Siezen, Dinesh J Stanislaus, Jane Stewart, Kary E Thompson, Belen Tornesi, Jan Willem Van der Laan, Gerhard F Weinbauer, Sandra Wood, Aldert H Piersma
A database of embryo-fetal developmental toxicity (EFDT) studies of 379 pharmaceutical compounds in rat and rabbit was analyzed for species differences based on toxicokinetic parameters of area under the curve (AUC) and maximum concentration (Cmax) at the developmental lowest adverse effect level (dLOAEL). For the vast majority of cases (83% based on AUC of n = 283), dLOAELs in rats and rabbits were within the same order of magnitude (less than 10-fold different) when compared based on available data on AUC and Cmax exposures...
October 21, 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
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