May 11, 2017 by Olivia Tran


It has been a busy week so far at SETAC Brussels, with one day to go! We have all been gaining knowledge and contributing to discussions on endocrine disrupter testing and assessment, QSAR models, soil exposure assessments, substance fate and transformation, adverse outcome pathways and mechanisms of action, new alternative methods… just to name a few!

On Tuesday (Day 3), Adam Peters presented his poster on using field data to support the derivation of an EQS for zinc. Our work was also featured in an industry poster on the usefulness of environmental read-across for metals, and the impact of region-specific methodology on the environmental quality standard of nickel.

On Wednesday (Day 4), Ed Stutt gave a platform presentation on prioritisation and screening risk assessment of contaminants in sewage sludge for application to land. Olivia Tran presented two posters, one on exposure-based risk assessment of historic aluminium smelters in France to inform continued water monitoring responsibilities, and the other on a framework to assess the suitability of water quality standard values derived in different global jurisdictions as alternative water quality benchmarks for Canada.

If you would like to know more about any of our featured work, please email Dean at dean.leverett@wca-consulting.com.