This is a new paper we have published (with the invaluable contributions of a small army of co-authors) about how systematic review methods have potential to make the chemical risk assessment process more transparent and scientifically robust. You will see a diverse spectrum of contributors which (I will take the liberty of interpreting) amounts to […]
Click here to download the PDF. And click here to download our worked analysis of EFSA’s 2014 Draft Opinion.
A new analysis from the PFS Project identifies major methodological obstacles to accepting that EFSA’s draft 2014 Opinion on BPA is a valid synthesis of the evidence of BPA’s toxicity. > Click here to download the full report (PDF) < This new critical appraisal has been conducted according to a set of general principles derived from the […]
What we did We analysed two of EFSA’s Scientific Opinions on BPA to determine whether the methodology they followed for evaluating evidence of BPA’s toxicity are consistent with scientific standards for literature review, as defined by Cochrane Reviews in medicine. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE We found that they are not consistent with these standards. Therefore, […]
Comparing how interests are declared in Cochrane systematic reviews with the procedure employed by the European Food Safety Authority in its 2012 Opinion on Thresholds of Toxicological Concern. Recommendations on declarations of interest in the conduct of Cochrane reviews in medicine are comprehensive, covering not only financial conflicts of interest but also publishing histories and […]