Botanical safety taken on by new consortium


Looking to address concerns about the safety of botanicals, NIEHS joined forces with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the nonprofit Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) to form the Botanical Safety Consortium.

The consortium, which launched a website in March, will serve as a collaborative forum on botanical safety research. The group hopes to draw global scientists from government, academia, consumer health groups, industry, and nonprofit organizations. Information on opportunities to contribute to and participate in the consortium are available on the website, including an application form that stakeholders can submit to note their interest.

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