Regulatory Toxicology: indispensable in many regulations, an overview



Chemsafe, Colleretto Giacosa (TO), Italy

Regulatory Toxicology is a science that includes a variety of activities such as the collection, processing and evaluation of epidemiological as well as experimental toxicology data to permit toxicologically based decisions directed towards the protection of health against harmful effects of chemical substances. Additionally, within regulatory toxicology the activity related to the study of adverse effects to the environment including the eco-toxicology may be also considered. Furthermore, Regulatory Toxicology supports the development of standard protocols and new testing methods in order to continuously improve the scientific basis for decision-making processes as well as the setting of risk assessment methodology in various fields (human health and environment as well). 

A large number of actors plays important role within the Regulatory Toxicology field, in particular members of the scientific community who work in government agencies, universities and industry as well as contract organizations and consulting institutions.

In the last two decades, in our opinion, two important processes lead to the modern developmen ...