Tag Archives: risk assessment

Year in Review – Part 1

In this first installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we would like to give our readers a glimpse of some of the best blogposts of the year 2021.

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Pesticides rarely come alone

In their latest publication, scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research quantified the relevance of pesticide mixtures using monitoring data from pesticide application schemes and Germany-wide stream samplings. The research concluded that environmental risk assessment of pesticides requires refinements.

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25. Jahrestagung SETAC GLB: Umwelt 2021: Anthropogene Stoffe in einer sich ändernden Welt – Bewertung auf dem Prüfstand der Realität

Die 25. Jahrestagung der SETAC GLB findet vom 7.9 – 8.9 virtuell statt mit dem Leitthema “Anthropogene Stoffe in einer sich ändernden Welt – Bewertung auf dem Prüfstand der Realität”.

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“Daily Poison, Pesticides” – New popular science textbook

In this post, Carsten Brühl introduces a new popular science book by Johann Zaller, titled “Daily Poison, Pesticides – an Underestimated Danger”. The book sheds light on the usage and environmental effects of pesticides, written for scientists and non-scientists alike.

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MAGIC Research Project – Programming towards risk assessment

Environmental risk assessment only goes as far as data availability allows it. In this post, ecotoxicology student Larissa Herrmann shares her research project in the MAGIC working group at Uni Koblenz-Landau. She gained insight into programming in Python and R with the goal to make ecotoxicological data readily available for meta-analyses and risk assessments. Ultimately, a tool is developed that is applicable to a broad spectrum of pesticide registration reports.

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