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Why we are consulting
By Decision C(2015) 5383 of 7.8.2015 (“Decision”), the Commission has set up Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (“SCCS”).
The mission of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) is to provide the European Commission with scientific opinions concerning risk assessment of consumer products, mainly cosmetic products and their ingredients, which the Commission uses to develop policies on the consumer protection.
To meet the anticipated increase in submission of safety dossiers based on alternative (animal-free) methods and read-across models due to the EU animal testing ban for cosmetics, the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, in consultation with the SCCS, decided to launch a specific call to appoint external expert(s) who will assist the work of the SCCS. They will be appointed in their personal capacity as external experts to appropriate working groups of the SCCS.
Experience in risk assessment related to consumer safety is considered essential and additional expertise in the following areas is also requested: exposure risk assessment (kinetics, PBPK, probabilistic exposure, aggregate exposure, mixture) & hazard and risk assessment (regulatory toxicology, alternative testing methods, NAMs, NGRA, alternative non-testing methods (e.g. QSAR models, read-across tools), new Generation Risk Assessment (NGRA), omics methods, integrated testing approaches, IATA, AOP, in vitro/in vivo extrapolation, weight of evidence in risk assessment). Additional expertise (e.g. endocrine disruption, extrapolation of exposure data) will be a plus.
More information on the work of the SCCS, its Rules of Procedure, current composition as well as their past opinions can be found under Overview (europa.eu).
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