Publishing models fail to give early hazardous chemicals warning, study finds


In the absence of known human health risks, US scientists have called for more “exploratory and speculative risk assessments” to be written up in peer-reviewed journals.

According to analysis of the literature in the US by professors Disgsheng Li and Sangwon Suh, publications largely fail to serve as an early warning system for hazardous chemicals. Instead, they found a strong tendency for the number of publications on an individual chemical to surge following major regulatory changes or exposure incidents associated with it.

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