EDC-MixRisk is a four-year project financed through the EU Commission’s programme Horizon 2020, which started in the spring of 2015. It involves participation from six Swedish Swetox-universities, as well as five European and one American.
The project focuses on the effects of mixtures of endocrine disruptive chemicals (EDCs) on children. A large body of evidence supports associations between exposure to anthropogenic chemicals and endocrine disruptive effects, leading to disorders in humans and wildlife.
The project addresses these concerns by developing chemical risk assessment through improved understanding of the mechanisms and health effects of EDCs, in particular as mixtures. This approach involves selection, refinement and development of tools for assessment of EDC mixtures to bring current risk assessment procedures to a level where they can support risk management.
The overall aim of this project is to promote the use of safer chemicals for the next generation.
Professor Christina Rudén at ACESx leads the work package on regulatory toxicology and improved risk assessment.