COT statement on FSA funded study investigating the developmental effects of dioxin (TCDD) in rats

The Committee was asked to consider data from research commissioned by the FSA to address limitations in the data used as the basis for the 2001 dioxins risk assessment. The Committee considered this study clarified some of the uncertainties in its risk assessment, and provided additional evidence that the current TDI of 2 pg/kg bw/day is protective for the developing male fetus.