Updating the Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool

The IAFNS Food and Chemical Safety Committee invests in the training and education of future scientists and leaders in the fields of food and chemical safety and food toxicology by supporting a Summer Fellowship Program for doctoral students. This project focuses on updating the Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool.

Detection of heavy metals at trace levels in foods and food ingredients is common given the unavoidable presence of metals in nature coupled with advancement in analytical methods and lower detection limits. In 2015, the Heavy Metal Subcommittee of the IAFNS Food and Chemical Safety Committee sponsored the development of a Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool and publication of the paper titled “Partitioning of Dietary Metal Intake—A Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool”. The tool provides a screening-level approach that serves as a first step in a tiered risk assessment process to evaluate potential public health risks when confronted with the detection of select heavy metals in foods and food ingredients. IAFNS and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) have agreed to collaborate on the continued development and biennial updating of the Metal Dietary Exposure Screening tool.

Institution: University of Rochester
Summer Fellow: Candace Wong, PhD Candidate
Amount Awarded: Summer fellows receive a stipend intended to cover living expenses and transportation to/from Washington, DC.
Year Awarded: 2019

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Evaluating the Applicability of Read-Across Tools and High-Throughput Screening Data for Food Relevant Chemicals

The IAFNS Food and Chemical Safety Committee invests in the training and education of future scientists and leaders in the fields of food and chemical safety and food toxicology by supporting a Summer Fellowship Program for doctoral students. This project focused on Evaluating the Applicability of Read-Across Tools and High-Throughput Screening Data for Food Relevant Chemicals.

Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
Summer Fellow: Jalissa Wynder, PhD
Amount Awarded: Summer fellows receive a stipend intended to cover living expenses and transportation to/from Washington, DC.
Year Awarded: 2017

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Comparison and Analysis of Toxcast Data with In Vivo Data for Food-Relevant Compounds Using The Risk21 Approach

The IAFNS Food and Chemical Safety Committee invests in the training and education of future scientists and leaders in the fields of food and chemical safety and food toxicology by supporting a Summer Fellowship Program for doctoral students. This project focused on Comparison and Analysis of Toxcast Data with In Vivo Data for Food-Relevant Compounds Using The Risk21 Approach.

Institution: Michigan State University
Summer Fellow: Alex Turley, PhD
Amount Awarded: Summer fellows receive a stipend intended to cover living expenses and transportation to/from Washington, DC.
Year Awarded: 2016

Read more: Incorporating New Approach Methodologies in Toxicity Testing and Exposure Assessment for Tiered Risk Assessment Using the RISK21 Approach: Case Studies on Food Contact Chemicals

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An Approach to Standardize the Concepts of Low Dose and Nonmonotonic Dose Response in Toxicological Research and Regulatory Science

The IAFNS Food and Chemical Safety Committee invests in the training and education of future scientists and leaders in the fields of food and chemical safety and food toxicology by supporting a Summer Fellowship Program for doctoral students. This project focused on An Approach to Standardize the Concepts of Low Dose and Nonmonotonic Dose Response in Toxicological Research and Regulatory Science.

Institution: New York University
Summer Fellow: Joshua Vaughan, PhD
Amount Awarded: Summer fellows receive a stipend intended to cover living expenses and transportation to/from Washington, DC.
Year Awarded: 2014

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Toxicology and Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures

The IAFNS Food and Chemical Safety Committee invests in the training and education of future scientists and leaders in the fields of food and chemical safety and food toxicology by supporting a Summer Fellowship Program for doctoral students. This project focused on Toxicology and Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures.

Institution: University of Cincinnati
Summer Fellow: Mansi Krishan, PhD
Amount Awarded: Summer fellows receive a stipend intended to cover living expenses and transportation to/from Washington, DC.
Year Awarded: 2013

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Evaluation of Food-Relevant Chemicals in ToxCast Phase II

The IAFNS Food and Chemical Safety Committee invests in the training and education of future scientists and leaders in the fields of food and chemical safety and food toxicology by supporting a Summer Fellowship Program for doctoral students. This project focused on the Evaluation of Food-Relevant Chemicals in ToxCast Phase II.

Institution: Michigan State University
Summer Fellow: Agnes Karmaus, PhD
Amount Awarded: Summer fellows receive a stipend intended to cover living expenses and transportation to/from Washington, DC.
Year Awarded: 2012

Read more: Evaluation of Food-Relevant Chemicals in the ToxCast High-Throughput Screening Program

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