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MISTRA: A New Strategy for the Risk Management of Chemicals: MISTRA and Persistence

To evaluate the persistency of the selected model compounds in the environmental matrices air, water, soil and sediment. Reaction mechanisms and degradation pathways of the model compounds are studied. A theoretical approach will be made to arrive at the conceptual […]

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ECO3A-UTO: Evaluating Multi-Media Fate and Transport models on a Regional and Global Scale

Computer models are increasingly used to simulate the behaviour of chemicals in the environment. Based on data on a chemical's properties, release rates and environmental characteristics, these programmes - known as multimedia fate and transport models (MFTM) predict concentrations in […]

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ECO2A-ASTRA: Understanding and Measurement of Persistence in the Marine and Terrestrial Compartments

The persistence of a chemical in the environment - how resistant it is to being broken down in nature - is hard to predict. Its tendency to build up in living organisms - to bioconcentrate or bioaccumulate - is similarly […]

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ECO1C-TUD: Comparison of Soil and Sediment Ecotoxicity Data and Test Methods

Existing data on ecotoxicity of chemicals for water, sediment and soil varies widely in quality, quantity, validity, and how representative it is. This is due to environmental concerns having initially focused water, with soil and sediment taken into account only […]

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ECO1B-WRCN: Comparison of Marine and Freshwater Data and Test Methods Review of Literature – Phase I

The environmental risk posed by any new chemical produced or used in substantial quantities in the EU had to be assessed. This process involved estimating the concentration of the substance that could be present in water without harming aquatic life. […]

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ECO1A-INIA: Relationships Between Persistence, Bioaccumulation Potential and Effects in Waters, Sediments and Soils

Emissions of man-made chemicals can potentially have an adverse impact on the ecological balance in marine and terrestrial environments. Risk assessments have historically considered the potential for bioaccumulation (transference form the environmental compartment to the organisms) but not the potential […]

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EEM9-PGEU: Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships software for data management

The software system will consist of functional modules allowing evaluation of the data stored in a database and various user interface modules. Compounds database will contain chemical structure, identifiers (including CAS numbers), imported descriptors and experimental data. The functional modules […]

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ECO3A-TUHH: MarSens – How Should We Deal with the Uncertainty in the Extrapolation of the Sensitivity of Marine Organisms to Narcotics? Critical Review of the State of the Art of Marine Risk Assessment and Recommendations for Future Research

The risk assessment of substances to the marine environment is linked with uncertainty due to several reasons, e.g. the marine environment encompasses a higher biodiversity than the freshwater environment. Moreover, the number of toxicity data on marine organisms for the […]

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EEM6-INTE: Development of the GREAT-ER II Extension Sediment Exposure Module

Development of a Sediment Exposure Module as an extension to the GREAT-ER II software. The prediction of sediment concentrations of chemicals in freshwater is a requirement of the EU Risk assessment (EU TGD). The current GREAT-ER software only calculates total […]

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EEM6-UCRA: Constructing a Sediment Exposure Module in GREAT-ER

Assessment of chemical exposure in sediments is part of the current TGD and is encapsulated in EUSES. In order to convince regulators that GREAT-ER provides an exposure assessment methodology which is at least equivalent to EUSES (in terms of sophistication) […]

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