Committee on Toxicity

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The Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) is a UK independent scientific committee that provides advice to the Food Standards Agency, the Department of Health and other Government Departments and Agencies on matters concerning the toxicity of chemicals.[1]

It has a number of working groups that publish reports,[2] e.g. one on Phytoestrogens.

Pharmacologist Frank Woods was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2001 Birthday Honours, for services to the committee.[3]


  1. ^ "Committee on Toxicity". Food Standards Agency.
  2. ^ COT working groups
  3. ^ "No. 56237". The London Gazette (1st supplement). 16 June 2001. p. 9.