Animal Alternatives in Environmental Risk Assessment Committee

 

HESI's Animal Alternatives in Environmental Risk Assessment Committee

Mission Statement

To ensure the development of a sound technical basis for alternative test methods as a means to reduce, refine, or replace standard ecotoxicity test procedures around the globe.

The committee aims to provide a forum to coordinate the debates and best emerging practices of the alternatives and animal model development sciences to meet existing hazard assessment, effluent assessment, risk assessment, classification and labeling, and other regulatory needs.

Committee Contacts

HESI Staff

Michelle Embry, PhD
membry@hesiglobal.org

Brianna Farr, MS
bfarr@hesiglobal.org

Leadership Team

Scott Belanger, PhD
The Procter & Gamble Company

Thomas Braunbeck, PhD
University of Heidelberg

Members and Fact Sheet

Committee Events

Events From 2030-12-31—2015-01-01

No results.

WP_Query Object
(
    [query] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => event
            [posts_per_page] => 5
            [type] => 
            [area] => 
            [before] => 2030-12-31
            [after] => 2015-01-01
            [tags] => Animal Alternatives
            [showtitle] => 
            [meta_query] => Array
                (
                    [relation] => AND
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => _ilsi_date
                            [value] => 2030-12-31
                            [compare] => <=
                        )

                    [1] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => _ilsi_end_date
                            [value] => 2015-01-01
                            [compare] => >=
                        )

                )

            [paged] => 1
            [tax_query] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [taxonomy] => post_tag
                            [field] => name
                            [terms] => Animal Alternatives
                        )

                )

            [meta_key] => _ilsi_date
            [orderby] => meta_value
            [order] => ASC
        )

    [query_vars] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => event
            [posts_per_page] => 5
            [type] => 
            [area] => 
            [before] => 2030-12-31
            [after] => 2015-01-01
            [tags] => Animal Alternatives
            [showtitle] => 
            [meta_query] => Array
                (
                    [relation] => AND
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => _ilsi_date
                            [value] => 2030-12-31
                            [compare] => <=
                        )

                    [1] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => _ilsi_end_date
                            [value] => 2015-01-01
                            [compare] => >=
                        )

                )

            [paged] => 1
            [tax_query] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [taxonomy] => post_tag
                            [field] => name
                            [terms] => Animal Alternatives
                        )

                )

            [meta_key] => _ilsi_date
            [orderby] => meta_value
            [order] => ASC
            [error] => 
            [m] => 
            [p] => 0
            [post_parent] => 
            [subpost] => 
            [subpost_id] => 
            [attachment] => 
            [attachment_id] => 0
            [name] => 
            [static] => 
            [pagename] => 
            [page_id] => 0
            [second] => 
            [minute] => 
            [hour] => 
            [day] => 0
            [monthnum] => 0
            [year] => 0
            [w] => 0
            [category_name] => 
            [tag] => 
            [cat] => 
            [tag_id] => 17
            [author] => 
            [author_name] => 
            [feed] => 
            [tb] => 
            [meta_value] => 
            [preview] => 
            [s] => 
            [sentence] => 
            [title] => 
            [fields] => 
            [menu_order] => 
             => 
            [category__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_name__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [ignore_sticky_posts] => 
            [suppress_filters] => 
            [cache_results] => 1
            [update_post_term_cache] => 1
            [lazy_load_term_meta] => 1
            [update_post_meta_cache] => 1
            [nopaging] => 
            [comments_per_page] => 50
            [no_found_rows] => 
        )

    [tax_query] => WP_Tax_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [taxonomy] => post_tag
                            [terms] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => Animal Alternatives
                                )

                            [field] => name
                            [operator] => IN
                            [include_children] => 1
                        )

                )

            [relation] => AND
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                    [0] => wp_11_term_relationships
                )

            [queried_terms] => Array
                (
                    [post_tag] => Array
                        (
                            [terms] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => Animal Alternatives
                                )

                            [field] => name
                        )

                )

            [primary_table] => wp_11_posts
            [primary_id_column] => ID
        )

    [meta_query] => WP_Meta_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => _ilsi_date
                        )

                    [1] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => Array
                                (
                                    [key] => _ilsi_date
                                    [value] => 2030-12-31
                                    [compare] => <=
                                )

                            [1] => Array
                                (
                                    [key] => _ilsi_end_date
                                    [value] => 2015-01-01
                                    [compare] => >=
                                )

                            [relation] => AND
                        )

                    [relation] => AND
                )

            [relation] => AND
            [meta_table] => wp_11_postmeta
            [meta_id_column] => post_id
            [primary_table] => wp_11_posts
            [primary_id_column] => ID
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                    [0] => wp_11_postmeta
                    [1] => mt1
                    [2] => mt2
                )

            [clauses:protected] => Array
                (
                    [wp_11_postmeta] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => _ilsi_date
                            [compare] => =
                            [alias] => wp_11_postmeta
                            [cast] => CHAR
                        )

                    [mt1] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => _ilsi_date
                            [value] => 2030-12-31
                            [compare] => <=
                            [alias] => mt1
                            [cast] => CHAR
                        )

                    [mt2] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => _ilsi_end_date
                            [value] => 2015-01-01
                            [compare] => >=
                            [alias] => mt2
                            [cast] => CHAR
                        )

                )

            [has_or_relation:protected] => 
        )

    [date_query] => 
    [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS  wp_11_posts.ID FROM wp_11_posts  LEFT JOIN wp_11_term_relationships ON (wp_11_posts.ID = wp_11_term_relationships.object_id) INNER JOIN wp_11_postmeta ON ( wp_11_posts.ID = wp_11_postmeta.post_id )  INNER JOIN wp_11_postmeta AS mt1 ON ( wp_11_posts.ID = mt1.post_id )  INNER JOIN wp_11_postmeta AS mt2 ON ( wp_11_posts.ID = mt2.post_id ) WHERE 1=1  AND ( 
  wp_11_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id IN (17)
) AND ( 
  wp_11_postmeta.meta_key = '_ilsi_date' 
  AND 
  ( 
    ( mt1.meta_key = '_ilsi_date' AND mt1.meta_value <= '2030-12-31' ) 
    AND 
    ( mt2.meta_key = '_ilsi_end_date' AND mt2.meta_value >= '2015-01-01' )
  )
) AND wp_11_posts.post_type = 'event' AND (wp_11_posts.post_status = 'publish') GROUP BY wp_11_posts.ID ORDER BY wp_11_postmeta.meta_value ASC LIMIT 0, 5
    [posts] => Array
        (
        )

    [post_count] => 0
    [current_post] => -1
    [in_the_loop] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [current_comment] => -1
    [found_posts] => 0
    [max_num_pages] => 0
    [max_num_comment_pages] => 0
    [is_single] => 
    [is_preview] => 
    [is_page] => 
    [is_archive] => 1
    [is_date] => 
    [is_year] => 
    [is_month] => 
    [is_day] => 
    [is_time] => 
    [is_author] => 
    [is_category] => 
    [is_tag] => 1
    [is_tax] => 
    [is_search] => 
    [is_feed] => 
    [is_comment_feed] => 
    [is_trackback] => 
    [is_home] => 
    [is_404] => 
    [is_embed] => 
    [is_paged] => 
    [is_admin] => 
    [is_attachment] => 
    [is_singular] => 
    [is_robots] => 
    [is_posts_page] => 
    [is_post_type_archive] => 
    [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => e1da9ae1291822f33266ccbc26bd56e0
    [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => 
    [thumbnails_cached] => 
    [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => 
    [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => query_vars_hash
            [1] => query_vars_changed
        )

    [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => init_query_flags
            [1] => parse_tax_query
        )

)

Committee Publications

All Publications

It Is Time to Develop Ecological Thresholds of Toxicological Concern to Assist Environmental Hazard Assessment

The threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) concept is well established for assessing human safety of food-contact substances and has been reapplied for a variety of endpoints, including carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, and reproductive toxicity.

Read more

Investigating Alternatives to the Fish Early-Life Stage Test: A Strategy for Discovering and Annotating Adverse Outcome Pathways for Early Fish Development

The fish early-life stage (FELS) test (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] test guideline 210) is the primary test used internationally to estimate chronic fish toxicity in support of ecological risk assessments and chemical management programs.

Read more

Alternatives to In Vivo Tests to Detect Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in Fish and Amphibians–Screening for Estrogen, Androgen And Thyroid Hormone Disruption

Endocrine disruption is considered a highly relevant hazard for environmental risk assessment of chemicals, plant protection products, biocides and pharmaceuticals.

Read more

Regulatory Aspects on the Use of Fish Embryos in Environmental Toxicology

Animal alternative tests are gaining serious consideration in an array of environmental sciences, particularly as they relate to sound management of chemicals and wastewater discharges.

Read more

WP_Query Object
(
    [query] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => publication
            [posts_per_page] => 5
            [type] => 
            [area] => 
            [committee] => Animal Alternatives
            [authors] => true
            [showtitle] => 
            [meta_query] => Array
                (
                    [relation] => AND
                )

            [tax_query] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [taxonomy] => ilsi_committee
                            [field] => name
                            [terms] => Animal Alternatives
                        )

                )

            [paged] => 1
            [meta_key] => _ilsi_date
            [orderby] => meta_value
            [order] => DESC
        )

    [query_vars] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => publication
            [posts_per_page] => 5
            [type] => 
            [area] => 
            [committee] => Animal Alternatives
            [authors] => true
            [showtitle] => 
            [meta_query] => Array
                (
                    [relation] => AND
                )

            [tax_query] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [taxonomy] => ilsi_committee
                            [field] => name
                            [terms] => Animal Alternatives
                        )

                )

            [paged] => 1
            [meta_key] => _ilsi_date
            [orderby] => meta_value
            [order] => DESC
            [error] => 
            [m] => 
            [p] => 0
            [post_parent] => 
            [subpost] => 
            [subpost_id] => 
            [attachment] => 
            [attachment_id] => 0
            [name] => 
            [static] => 
            [pagename] => 
            [page_id] => 0
            [second] => 
            [minute] => 
            [hour] => 
            [day] => 0
            [monthnum] => 0
            [year] => 0
            [w] => 0
            [category_name] => 
            [tag] => 
            [cat] => 
            [tag_id] => 
            [author] => 
            [author_name] => 
            [feed] => 
            [tb] => 
            [meta_value] => 
            [preview] => 
            [s] => 
            [sentence] => 
            [title] => 
            [fields] => 
            [menu_order] => 
             => 
            [category__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_name__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [ignore_sticky_posts] => 
            [suppress_filters] => 
            [cache_results] => 1
            [update_post_term_cache] => 1
            [lazy_load_term_meta] => 1
            [update_post_meta_cache] => 1
            [nopaging] => 
            [comments_per_page] => 50
            [no_found_rows] => 
            [taxonomy] => ilsi_committee
            [term_id] => Animal Alternatives
        )

    [tax_query] => WP_Tax_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [taxonomy] => ilsi_committee
                            [terms] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => Animal Alternatives
                                )

                            [field] => name
                            [operator] => IN
                            [include_children] => 1
                        )

                )

            [relation] => AND
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                    [0] => wp_11_term_relationships
                )

            [queried_terms] => Array
                (
                    [ilsi_committee] => Array
                        (
                            [terms] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => Animal Alternatives
                                )

                            [field] => name
                        )

                )

            [primary_table] => wp_11_posts
            [primary_id_column] => ID
        )

    [meta_query] => WP_Meta_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => _ilsi_date
                        )

                    [relation] => OR
                )

            [relation] => AND
            [meta_table] => wp_11_postmeta
            [meta_id_column] => post_id
            [primary_table] => wp_11_posts
            [primary_id_column] => ID
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                    [0] => wp_11_postmeta
                )

            [clauses:protected] => Array
                (
                    [wp_11_postmeta] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => _ilsi_date
                            [compare] => =
                            [alias] => wp_11_postmeta
                            [cast] => CHAR
                        )

                )

            [has_or_relation:protected] => 
        )

    [date_query] => 
    [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS  wp_11_posts.ID FROM wp_11_posts  LEFT JOIN wp_11_term_relationships ON (wp_11_posts.ID = wp_11_term_relationships.object_id) INNER JOIN wp_11_postmeta ON ( wp_11_posts.ID = wp_11_postmeta.post_id ) WHERE 1=1  AND ( 
  wp_11_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id IN (311)
) AND ( 
  wp_11_postmeta.meta_key = '_ilsi_date'
) AND wp_11_posts.post_type = 'publication' AND (wp_11_posts.post_status = 'publish') GROUP BY wp_11_posts.ID ORDER BY wp_11_postmeta.meta_value DESC LIMIT 0, 5
    [posts] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 1957
                     => 12
                     => 2016-04-17 21:40:10
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2016-04-18 02:40:10
                    [post_content] => 
                    [post_title] => It Is Time to Develop Ecological Thresholds of Toxicological Concern to Assist Environmental Hazard Assessment
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => closed
                    [ping_status] => closed
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => it-is-time-to-develop-ecological-thresholds-of-toxicological-concern-to-assist-environmental-hazard-assessment
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2017-04-04 11:50:35
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-04-04 16:50:35
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => http://ilsi.org/hesi/?post_type=publication&p=1957
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => publication
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

            [1] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 2627
                     => 12
                     => 2016-05-04 18:25:27
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2016-05-04 23:25:27
                    [post_content] => 
                    [post_title] => Investigating Alternatives to the Fish Early-Life Stage Test: A Strategy for Discovering and Annotating Adverse Outcome Pathways for Early Fish Development
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => closed
                    [ping_status] => closed
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => investigating-alternatives-to-the-fish-early-life-stage-test-a-strategy-for-discovering-and-annotating-adverse-outcome-pathways-for-early-fish-development
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2017-04-04 11:57:08
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-04-04 16:57:08
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => http://ilsi.org/hesi/?post_type=publication&p=2627
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => publication
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

            [2] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 2689
                     => 12
                     => 2016-05-10 09:59:15
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2016-05-10 14:59:15
                    [post_content] => 
                    [post_title] => Alternatives to In Vivo Tests to Detect Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in Fish and Amphibians–Screening for Estrogen, Androgen And Thyroid Hormone Disruption
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => closed
                    [ping_status] => closed
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => alternatives-to-in-vivo-tests-to-detect-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-edcs-in-fish-and-amphibians-screening-for-estrogen-androgen-and-thyroid-hormone-disruption
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2016-05-25 16:38:13
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-05-25 21:38:13
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => http://ilsi.org/hesi/?post_type=publication&p=2689
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => publication
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

            [3] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 3254
                     => 12
                     => 2016-06-20 11:57:23
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2016-06-20 16:57:23
                    [post_content] => 
                    [post_title] => The Fish Embryo Toxicity Test as an Animal Alternative Method in Hazard and Risk Assessment and Scientific Research
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => closed
                    [ping_status] => closed
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => the-fish-embryo-toxicity-test-as-an-animal-alternative-method-in-hazard-and-risk-assessment-and-scientific-research
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2016-06-20 11:57:23
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-06-20 16:57:23
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => http://hesiglobal.org/?post_type=publication&p=3254
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => publication
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

            [4] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 3258
                     => 12
                     => 2016-06-20 11:57:04
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2016-06-20 16:57:04
                    [post_content] => 
                    [post_title] => Regulatory Aspects on the Use of Fish Embryos in Environmental Toxicology
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => closed
                    [ping_status] => closed
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => regulatory-aspects-on-the-use-of-fish-embryos-in-environmental-toxicology
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2016-06-20 11:57:04
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-06-20 16:57:04
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => http://hesiglobal.org/?post_type=publication&p=3258
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => publication
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

        )

    [post_count] => 5
    [current_post] => -1
    [in_the_loop] => 
    [post] => WP_Post Object
        (
            [ID] => 1957
             => 12
             => 2016-04-17 21:40:10
            [post_date_gmt] => 2016-04-18 02:40:10
            [post_content] => 
            [post_title] => It Is Time to Develop Ecological Thresholds of Toxicological Concern to Assist Environmental Hazard Assessment
            [post_excerpt] => 
            [post_status] => publish
            [comment_status] => closed
            [ping_status] => closed
            [post_password] => 
            [post_name] => it-is-time-to-develop-ecological-thresholds-of-toxicological-concern-to-assist-environmental-hazard-assessment
            [to_ping] => 
            [pinged] => 
            [post_modified] => 2017-04-04 11:50:35
            [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-04-04 16:50:35
            [post_content_filtered] => 
            [post_parent] => 0
            [guid] => http://ilsi.org/hesi/?post_type=publication&p=1957
            [menu_order] => 0
            [post_type] => publication
            [post_mime_type] => 
            [comment_count] => 0
            [filter] => raw
        )

    [comment_count] => 0
    [current_comment] => -1
    [found_posts] => 5
    [max_num_pages] => 1
    [max_num_comment_pages] => 0
    [is_single] => 
    [is_preview] => 
    [is_page] => 
    [is_archive] => 1
    [is_date] => 
    [is_year] => 
    [is_month] => 
    [is_day] => 
    [is_time] => 
    [is_author] => 
    [is_category] => 
    [is_tag] => 
    [is_tax] => 1
    [is_search] => 
    [is_feed] => 
    [is_comment_feed] => 
    [is_trackback] => 
    [is_home] => 
    [is_404] => 
    [is_embed] => 
    [is_paged] => 
    [is_admin] => 
    [is_attachment] => 
    [is_singular] => 
    [is_robots] => 
    [is_posts_page] => 
    [is_post_type_archive] => 
    [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => dddec07423d6a695db39d31b069f5418
    [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => 
    [thumbnails_cached] => 
    [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => 
    [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => query_vars_hash
            [1] => query_vars_changed
        )

    [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => init_query_flags
            [1] => parse_tax_query
        )

)