This release includes an enhanced library of approximately 50 Litagion® realistic and extreme disaster scenarios and the ability to more easily locate Litagion profiles, companies, industries, damages and scenarios via new search capabilities. In addition, we added 7 new chemical Litagion agents, 10 new company profiles, 6 new industry profiles and updated Litagion profiles impacted by newly published science.
New Litagion agent profiles
- Perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA)
- Ceramic fibers
- Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs)
- Welding fumes
New company profiles
- Firmenich International SA
- American Vanguard Corporation
- ACCO Brands Corporation
- Radiator Specialty Company
- American Air Liquide
- YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA
- Neste Oyj
New industry profiles
- Kaolin and Ball Clay Mining [NAICS - 212324]
- Clay and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining [NAICS - 212325]
- Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing [NAICS - 36412]
- Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing [NAICS - 336413]
- Kaolin and Ball Clay [SIC - 1455]
- Clay, Ceramic, and Refractory Minerals, NEC [SIC - 1459]
Updates to existing Litagion agent profiles based on newly published science
In this release, all Litagion agent profiles are being updated to reflect recently published peer-reviewed literature. We provide more detail on the impacts this literature has on the general causation risk score (GC risk score) for the Litagion agents below. As a reminder, the general causation score measures the extent to which peer-reviewed scientific literature supports a hypothesis that a particular Litagion agent causes bodily injury or property damage.
- Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS): A recent study in China found increased concentrations of PFBS in blood is correlated with increased risk of female infertility due to endometriosis.
- Triclosan: A recent study in China found that increased levels of triclosan detected in maternal blood is correlated with an increased risk of fetal malformations.
Both studies need further research to corroborate findings, but point to more signaturous risks than those seen previously linked to these Litagion agents.
In addition, we want to highlight the most significant changes in the overall risk for the following Litagion agents as the result of recently published peer-reviewed literature.
|Litagion agent||Overall risk change||Reason for change|
|Glyphosate||Medium risk (yellow) to Medium-High risk (orange)||Recent study increases GC risk score for renal injury above 0.60|
|Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate||Medium-low risk (light green) to Medium risk (yellow)||Changes in dynamics projection|
|Bisphenol S||Medium-low risk (light green) to Medium risk (yellow)||Changes in dynamics projection|
|Diisobutyl phthalate||Low risk (dark green) to Medium-low risk (light green)||Recent study increases GC risk score for developmental injury above 0.20|
Dynamics projections reflect the forecast of the future science over the course of the next seven years and contribute to the overall risk.
Enhanced scenarios: Explore a diverse library of Litagion realistic and extreme disaster scenarios
In addition to the libraries of company profiles, Litagion agent profiles, industry profiles and damages profiles, CoMeta includes a library of disaster scenarios. These disaster scenarios can be used to better inform portfolio stress testing and portfolio risk management.
With this release, you can now explore approximately 50 new realistic and extreme disaster scenarios.
- Realistic disaster scenarios (RDS) describe catastrophic mass litigation events that Praedicat considers unlikely but minimally probable and consistent with current science and law.
- Extreme disaster scenarios (XDS) describe hypothetical liability catastrophes that lie outside of Praedicat’s estimated probabilistic model. These scenarios explore the magnitude and distribution of losses in a range of conceivable disasters that would require extreme shifts in science or law.
We have also enhanced the scenarios format to make them easier to read and understand by including a short scenario synopsis and increasing visibility into the plaintiffs exposed and defendant industries impacted.
Updated search: Easily find any industry, company, Litagion profile, damage and disaster scenario
With our new search enhancements, it’s now easier than ever to locate any industry, company, Litagion profile, damage and disaster scenario.
- Industries: Search by industry description or classification code to find any industry within the NAICS and SIC industry classification systems.
- Companies: Search from any company page to quickly locate any analyst profiled or algorithmically profiled company from our 1000’s of company profiles.
- Litagion profiles: Search from any Litagion profile page quickly locate any Litagion profile from our 100’s of profiles.
- Damages and scenarios: Search for damage profiles and realistic and extreme disaster scenarios of interest just as you would for a Litagion profile.
More visibility into scientific articles: Interact with a larger subset of the scientific literature used by the Praedicat team to evaluate a risk
CoMeta currently displays a representative subset of all the peer-reviewed scientific articles considered by the Praedicat team in evaluating risks associated with a Litagion agent. This release increases the number of displayed articles from 20 to 50. Please reach out to your client success manager to receive a more detailed methodology description.