ECT at the SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting

A. Boxall, R. Länge, A. Coors, J. Snape, F. Sanz: iPiE – Intelligence-led assessment of pharmaceuticals in the environment.

A. Coors, F. Sacher, P. Schwartz, C. Polleichtner, U. Kühnen, W. Drost, D. Gildemeister: Azoles from different regulatory frameworks: combined assessment with regard to wastewater effluents.

Ring test with dung beetles

European legislation requires testing of parasiticides using, among others, dung beetles (OECD GD 122). Currently, Aphodius constans, a dweller species, has been approved as a test species for residues in dung. However, results of tests using A. constans may not be relevant for tunneler species.

Two project reports published

The final reports of two projects, ’Substances of very high concern under REACH – an evaluation of uncertainties in the environmental risk assessment of endocrine active substances‘ and ‘Review and enhancement of new risk assessment concepts under REACH‘ have been published.

Contributions of ECT at the SETAC EUROPE 24th annual meeting (Basel, Switzerland, 11 – 15 May 2014)

Meet us at our booth or visit the following presentations:

Monday, May 12th, 2014:

Coors A., Sacher F., Juffernholz T., Drost W., Gildemeister D., Kühnen U.: Human pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals in wastewater effluents – first steps toward a combined risk assessment
Poster session: Waste and wastewater effluents: chemical and ecotoxicological characterization

Lumbriculus test recommended by EFSA

The newly proposed EFSA guidance document on risk assessment for plant protection products for aquatic organisms1 recommends the Lumbriculus test (instead of the Chironomus test) specifically for pesticides with fungicidal activity. ECT coordinated the validation ring test for the Lumbriculus OECD test guideline […]