The development of scientific knowledge and regulatory policy with respect to teratogenicity is reviewed.
The current debate on the definition of teratogenicity and on perceived risks, as illustrated by the Dutch Health Council report on teratogenicity, originates from the increased regulatory demands and from incoherent development of teratology as a scientific discipline.
Barriers in the development of knowledge are discussed with respect to their consequences for regulatory policy.
Special emphasis is given to behavioural effects, to the rise of monitoring and registration systems, and to epidemiological research.
From a regulatory perspective, knowledge on the public perception of teratogenicity as a health risk is inadequate.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Tératogène, Composé chimique, Réglementation, Recherche scientifique, Analyse risque, Perception sociale, Connaissance, Tératologie, Article synthèse, Pays Bas
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Teratogen, Chemical compound, Regulation, Scientific research, Risk analysis, Social perception, Knowledge, Teratology, Review, Netherlands
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0553976
Code Inist : 002A30E. Création : 199406.