Question of the Day – Thursday December 21, 2017

Question:  What is the ITER (International Toxicity Estimates for Risk) database?

Answer: ITER contains data in support of human health risk assessments. It is compiled by Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) and contains data from CDC/ATSDRHealth CanadaRIVMU.S. EPAIARCNSF International and independent parties offering peer-reviewed risk values. ITER provides comparison charts of international risk assessment information and explains differences in risk values derived by different organizations. (https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/iter.htm; accessed December 2017)