Anna Beronius

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Regulatory toxicology

I conduct research within the field of regulatory toxicology. My principal aim is to contribute to national and international efforts to improve regulatory risk assessment of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs).

There is a global concern that EDCs may be contributing to observed increases in endocrine-related disease in the human population, as well as effects in the environment.  However, risk assessment of EDCs has proven complicated and is often hampered by large scientific uncertainties. One primary reason is the complex toxicity exhibited by hormonally active substances, which challenges the methods, assumptions and principles traditionally applied in toxicity testing and risk assessment. My work focuses on how these uncertainties can be reduced or handled. I am especially interested in how methods for evaluating reliability and relevance of data for risk assessment, as well as for conducting weight of evidence evaluations, can be developed and improved. Literature studies that scrutinize risk assessments and scientific literature, as well as relevant legislation and other policy documents, provide the basis for my research.

Latest scientific papers

Making the most of expert judgment in hazard and risk assessment of chemicals

2017 | Toxicology

Transparency of chemical risk assessment data under REACH

Ellen Ingre-Khans; Marlene Ågerstrand; Anna Beronius; Christina Rudén
2016 | Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts (12)

Weight of Evidence evaluation and Systematic Review in EU chemical risk assessment: Foundation is laid but guidance is needed

Marlene Ågerstrand; Anna Beronius
2016 | Environ Int | 92 (590-596)

Combining web‐based tools for transparent evaluation of data for risk assessment: developmental effects of bisphenol A on the mammary gland as a case study

Linda Molander; Annika Hanberg; Christina Rudén; Marlene Ågerstrand; Anna Beronius
2016 | J Appl Toxicol

A proposed framework for the systematic review and integrated assessment (SYRINA) of endocrine disrupting chemicals

Laura N Vandenberg; Marlene Ågerstrand; Anna Beronius; Claire Beausoleil; Åke Bergman; Lisa A Bero; Carl-Gustaf Bornehag; C Scott Boyer; Glinda S Cooper; Ian Cotgreave; David Gee; Philippe Grandjean; Kathryn Z Guyton; Ulla Hass; Jerrold J Heindel; Susan Jobling; Karen A Kidd; Andreas Kortenkamp; Malcolm R Macleod; Olwenn V Martin; Ulf Norinder; Martin Scheringer; Kristina A Thayer; Jorma Toppari; Paul Whaley; Tracey J Woodruff; Christina Rudén
2016 | Environ Health | 15 (74) (1-19)

All publications

Exposure & Effects

Exposure and effects of chemical contaminants on living organisms.