COT statement on 2005 WHO equivalency factors for dioxins and dioxin-like compounds

The COT has reviewed the recent WHO re-evaluation of the Toxic Equivalency Factors (TEFs) for comparing the potency of dioxins and dioxin-like chemicals. The COT agreed with the scientific rationale used in the re-evaluation and concluded that these re-evaluated TEF values should be used in future UK risk assessments of dioxins and dioxin-like chemicals.