Contaminants in the Food Chain subgroup of the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) (External organisation)

Stollery, B. T. (Participant)

Activity: Membership typesAdvisory work for/on national or international committee or working group

Description

Influencing European and National safety guidelines on the health risks of chemical exposure

Dr Stollery's expertise in the effects of chemicals, such as organic solvents, inorganic lead, and aluminium, on cognitive function has led to him advising a range of European and National bodies concerned with human health and food safety. In 2009 he advised the Contaminants in the Food Chain subgroup of the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) on the effects of inorganic lead contamination, particularly in relation to its neurobehavioural and cognitive effects in children. His advice was subsequently incorporated into the EFSA's report on this issue. Dr Stollery has similarly advised the UK's Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products & the Environment. This independent scientific committee provides advice to the Food Standards Agency, the Department of Health and other Government Departments and Agencies on matters concerning the toxicity of chemicals. Dr Stollery was invited to provide expert testimony on whether single, prolonged or repeated exposure to low doses of organophosphate compounds can cause long-term adverse health effects. He has also been a repeated advisor to the Health Protection Agency secretariat, helping to finalise their draft systematic reviews on the epidemiological literature concerning health outcomes. In 2009 he reported to the Committee on Toxicology (Lowermore subgroup) which was set up to advise the Government on the potential long-term health effects of a water pollution incident in Camelford, North Cornwall in 1988.
Period2009
Held atContaminants in the Food Chain subgroup of the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA)