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Request for information and nominations of experts for peer review on systematic review of immunotoxicity associated with PFOA or PFOS exposure

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/08/14/2015-20122/systematic-review-of-immunotoxicity-associated-with-exposure-to-pfoa-or-pfos-request-for-information Background: PFOA and PFOS are persistent chemicals that are widely distributed in the environment in part because of high stability and little to no expected degradation in the environment. In terms of toxicity and exposure, PFOA and PFOS are the best studied perfluoroalkyl acids, a group of compounds used […]
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A brief introduction to Systematic Review

Posted: February 13, 2015 The exponential proliferation of biomedical data in scientific literature and public databases make systematic reviews more necessary than ever. At the same time, a corresponding proliferation of powerful computing aids to search, aggregate, and evaluate this literature make systematic reviews increasingly thorough and useful. In the field of toxicology especially, systematic […]
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“Systematic review and evidence integration for literature-based environmental health science assessments”

The use of systematic review is gaining widespread regulatory use as a means of integrating, evaluating, and translating existing evidence on a variety of human health issues, and for potentially reducing the need for additional studies. The authors of a recent publication in Environmental Health Perspectives note that there is also “increasing interest in applying […]
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