May 10, 2017 by Iain Wilson


The metals mixtures website (metalsintheenvironment.com) is now live, and has recently been featured in the SETAC Globe update. The website has been developed as a collaborative project between wca, IZA, NiPERA and ICA.

The site is an accessible tool to help disseminate cutting-edge information on the bioavailability of metals and metal mixtures in the environment, including research published in the ET&C Special Section: Metal Mixture Modeling Evaluation. It was developed in response to both the increasing attention on chemical mixtures from the global regulatory community and a growing body of knowledge in the scientific community.

It is designed for stakeholders of all levels of background and experience with a variety of resources ranging from animated videos on key concepts to fact sheets and scientific publications on metals bioavailability and mixtures. Metals in the Environment provides an overview of the latest peer-reviewed science on these subjects, developed and funded cooperatively by academic institutions, government and industry. Fact sheets have also been prepared covering topics including “A Brief Starter on Metal Bioavailability and Mixtures,” “Metal Bioavailability,” “Metal Mixture Toxicity,” “Metal Mixture Modeling” and “The Future of Metal Mixture Regulations.” The links section is a portal to relevant publications, papers, models, tools and videos on metals in the environment.

For further information about the project, or to provide contributions to the site, please contact solutions@metalsintheenvironment.com or visit metalsintheenvironment.com.