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Title (Primary) Prioritisation of water pollutants: the EU Project SOLUTIONS proposes a methodological framework for the integration of mixture risk assessments into prioritisation procedures under the European Water Framework Directive
Author Faust, M.; Backhaus, T.; Altenburger, R.; Dulio, V.; van Gils, J.; Ginebreda, A.; Kortenkamp, A.; Munthe, J.; Posthuma, L.; Slobodnik, J.; Tollefsen, K.E.; van Wezel, A.; Brack, W.;
Journal Environmental Sciences Europe
Year 2019
Department BIOTOX; WANA;
Volume 31
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
Keywords Water pollutants; Priority substances; Combined exposure; Mixture toxicity; Cumulative risks; European chemicals legislation; WFD revision
Abstract Current prioritisation procedures under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) do not account for risks from chemical mixtures. SOLUTIONS proposes a multiple-lines-of-evidence approach to tackle the problem effectively. The approach merges all available evidence from co-exposure modelling, chemical monitoring, effect-based monitoring, and ecological monitoring. Full implementation of the proposed methodology requires changes in the legal text in adaptation to scientific progress.
ID 22272
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=22272
Faust, M., Backhaus, T., Altenburger, R., Dulio, V., van Gils, J., Ginebreda, A., Kortenkamp, A., Munthe, J., Posthuma, L., Slobodnik, J., Tollefsen, K.E., van Wezel, A., Brack, W. (2019):
Prioritisation of water pollutants: the EU Project SOLUTIONS proposes a methodological framework for the integration of mixture risk assessments into prioritisation procedures under the European Water Framework Directive
Environ. Sci. Eur. 31 , art. 66