SETAC-Copenhagen 2022: Topical discussion on the European Commissions Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

May 30, 2022 by Adam Peters

I moderated a topical discussion at SETAC Copenhagen on the European Commissions Chemical Strategy for Sustainability and how it relates to metals with Steve Lofts (CEH), Chris Cooper (IZA), and…
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SETAC-Copenhagen 2022: Investigating endocrine-disrupting properties of chemicals

May 24, 2022 by Grace Panter

Last week I attended the session on “Investigating endocrine-disrupting properties of chemicals: developments and challenges towards new approach methodologies (NAMs)”, at SETAC-Copenhagen. It was great to be at a conference, in…
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wca at SETAC Europe 2022

May 16, 2022 by Iain Wilson

wca are long standing partners of SETAC Europe. As in previous years, we have a major presence at the 32nd Annual SETAC Europe Meeting to be held in Copenhagen.
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New publication; An assessment of the EU-wide risk of Nickel to surface waters

May 9, 2022 by Graham Merrington

Adam, Iain, and Graham have recently published a Critical Perspectives article in ET&C with colleagues from NiPERA. The article examines the new approach produced by the European Commission to Deselect…
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New paper published on the concentrations of contaminants in sewage effluents

April 14, 2022 by Mike Gardner

Mike Gardner and two colleagues from the UKWIR Chemicals Investigation Programme (CIP) have recently published a paper – summarising data obtained by this nationwide monitoring programme over the last ten…
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Manuscript on the assessment of secondary poisoning by the pharmaceutical diclofenac

March 18, 2022 by Dean Leverett

A few weeks ago Adam and Graham had a manuscript on the assessment of secondary poisoning by the pharmaceutical diclofenac accepted for publication by the Journal Environmental Sciences Europe. The paper considers the…
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Do you still hold a NONS notification?

February 16, 2022 by Rhiannon Smith

The Dangerous Substance Directive was the pre-cursor to REACH in the EU and notifications made under this Directive were known as NONS (‘Notification Of New Substances’). Currently, NONS notifications for…
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Recent Publication on Implementing Bioavailability

February 10, 2022 by Adam Peters

A lack of monitoring data for Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) is often a limiting factor in implementing bioavailability-based Environmental Quality Standards for trace metals such as copper, nickel, and…
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SETAC Technical Workshop; Criteria for Reporting and Evaluating Exposure Datasets (CREED)

January 31, 2022 by Graham Merrington

A SETAC Technical Workshop aimed at developing Criteria for Reporting and Evaluating Exposure Datasets (CREED) began, virtually, at the end of January. This follows on from the development…
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Bioavailability Implementation Guidance

January 20, 2022 by Adam Peters

Iain, Graham, and Adam have been working on helping environmental regulators to implement bioavailability based Environmental Quality Standards for metals for some years. One of the key tools for doing…
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