The release includes a variety of enhancements to improve navigation throughout the application. In addition, we've added 11 new chemical Litagion® agents, 31 new companies and updated Litagion agent profiles impacted by newly published science.
New Litagion agent profiles
- Calcium carbonate
New company profiles
Updated Litagion agents based on newly published science
In this release, all Litagion agent profiles have been updated to reflect recently published peer-reviewed literature. We provide more detail on the impacts this literature had to the general causation risk score (GC risk score) for the Litagion agents below. 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.
- 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D): A new meta-analysis was published that found a statistically significant risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma due to exposure to 2,4-D, one of the most commonly used selective herbicides in the world.
- Mancozeb: A recent study examined men occupationally exposed to agricultural chemicals in Italy. The study found that occupational exposure to mancozeb was correlated with thyroid disruption.
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:
|Overall risk change
|Reason for change
|Medium risk (yellow) to Medium-Low risk (light green)
|Due to changes in dynamics projections
Dynamics projections reflect the forecast of the future science over the course of the next seven years and contribute to the overall risk.
Enhanced navigation: Quickly find what you're looking for
With this release, CoMeta incorporates several navigation enhancements to improve navigation through industries, companies, Litagion profiles, damages and Scenarios.
The main navigation menu is now always visible at the top of the page, and the specific section currently being viewed remains highlighted. For example, in the screenshot below Ligation Profile is underlined and a user can easily navigate to a different section by selecting another menu option.
A breadcrumb trail is visible on each page to allow users to know exactly where they are in the application and to easily navigate to any page that is part of the breadcrumb trail. For example, in the screenshot below the breadcrumb trail indicates that the user arrived at the Litigation risk quadrant chart via a company summary page.
Navigation links on summary pages are now organized into Explore By and Filter By categories to more clearly indicate to a user where they can explore more deeply within a section versus going to another section and having a filtered view of that section. For example, in the screenshot below a user can explore scientific articles on aluminum considered by Praedicat analysts versus filtering the damages section or the scenarios section to see only damages or scenarios related to aluminum.