Media Advisory: Incorporating 21st Century Science Advances into Risk-Based Evaluations


A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides recommendations on integrating new scientific approaches into evaluating public health and environmental risks.  The report considers the scientific advances that have occurred following the publication of the Academies reports Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy and Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy, and proposes best ways to integrate and use the emerging results in evaluating chemical risk and identify how traditional human-health risk assessment can incorporate the new science.


The chair of the committee will present their findings and recommendations and answer questions during a webinar beginning at 2 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 6.  Please register for the webinar here.



Advance copies of Using 21st Century Science to Improve Risk-Related Evaluation will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EST on Wednesday, Jan. 4.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 5.  To obtain a copy of the report, reporters should contact the Academies’ Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or email