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DOI 10.1186/s12302-020-00375-w
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Title (Primary) The NORMAN Association and the European Partnership for Chemicals Risk Assessment (PARC): let’s cooperate!
Author Dulio, V.; Koschorreck, J.; van Bavel, B.; van den Brink, P.; Hollender, J.; Munthe, J.; Schlabach, M.; Aalizadeh, R.; Agerstrand, M.; Ahrens, L.; Allan, I.; Alygizakis, N.; Barcelo, D.; Bohlin‑Nizzetto, P.; Boutroup, S.; Brack, W.; Bressy, A.; Christensen, J.H.; Cirka, L.; Covaci, A.; Derksen, A.; Deviller, G.; Dingemans, M.M.L.; Engwall, M.; Fatta-Kassinos, D.; Gago‑Ferrero, P.; Hernández, F.; Herzke, D.; Hilscherová, K.; Hollert, H.; Junghans, M.; Kasprzyk‑Hordern, B.; Keiter, S.; Kools, S.A.E.; Kruve, A.; Lambropoulou, D.; Lamoree, M.; Leonards, P.; Lopez, B.; López de Alda, M.; Lundy, L.; Makovinská, J.; Marigómez, I.; Martin, J.W.; McHugh, B.; Miège, C.; O’Toole, S.; Perkola, N.; Polesello, S.; Posthuma, L.; Rodriguez‑Mozaz, S.; Roessink, I.; Rostkowski, P.; Ruedel, H.; Samanipour, S.; Schulze, T. ORCID logo ; Schymanski, E.L.; Sengl, M.; Tarábek, P.; Ten Hulscher, D.; Thomaidis, N.; Togola, A.; Valsecchi, S.; van Leeuwen, S.; von der Ohe, P.; Vorkamp, K.; Vrana, B.; Slobodnik, J.
Journal Environmental Sciences Europe
Year 2020
Department WANA
Volume 32
Page From art. 100
Language englisch
Keywords NORMAN network; Suspect screening; Non-target screening; Contaminants of emerging concern; Environmental monitoring; High-resolution mass spectrometry; Effect-based methods; Chemical risk assessment and prioritisation
Abstract The Partnership for Chemicals Risk Assessment (PARC) is currently under development as a joint research and innovation programme to strengthen the scientific basis for chemical risk assessment in the EU. The plan is to bring chemical risk assessors and managers together with scientists to accelerate method development and the production of necessary data and knowledge, and to facilitate the transition to next-generation evidence-based risk assessment, a non-toxic environment and the European Green Deal. The NORMAN Network is an independent, well-established and competent network of more than 80 organisations in the field of emerging substances and has enormous potential to contribute to the implementation of the PARC partnership. NORMAN stands ready to provide expert advice to PARC, drawing on its long experience in the development, harmonisation and testing of advanced tools in relation to chemicals of emerging concern and in support of a European Early Warning System to unravel the risks of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and close the gap between research and innovation and regulatory processes. In this commentary we highlight the tools developed by NORMAN that we consider most relevant to supporting the PARC initiative: (i) joint data space and cutting-edge research tools for risk assessment of contaminants of emerging concern; (ii) collaborative European framework to improve data quality and comparability; (iii) advanced data analysis tools for a European early warning system and (iv) support to national and European chemical risk assessment thanks to harnessing, combining and sharing evidence and expertise on CECs. By combining the extensive knowledge and experience of the NORMAN network with the financial and policy-related strengths of the PARC initiative, a large step towards the goal of a non-toxic environment can be taken.
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Dulio, V., Koschorreck, J., van Bavel, B., van den Brink, P., Hollender, J., Munthe, J., Schlabach, M., Aalizadeh, R., Agerstrand, M., Ahrens, L., Allan, I., Alygizakis, N., Barcelo, D., Bohlin‑Nizzetto, P., Boutroup, S., Brack, W., Bressy, A., Christensen, J.H., Cirka, L., Covaci, A., Derksen, A., Deviller, G., Dingemans, M.M.L., Engwall, M., Fatta-Kassinos, D., Gago‑Ferrero, P., Hernández, F., Herzke, D., Hilscherová, K., Hollert, H., Junghans, M., Kasprzyk‑Hordern, B., Keiter, S., Kools, S.A.E., Kruve, A., Lambropoulou, D., Lamoree, M., Leonards, P., Lopez, B., López de Alda, M., Lundy, L., Makovinská, J., Marigómez, I., Martin, J.W., McHugh, B., Miège, C., O’Toole, S., Perkola, N., Polesello, S., Posthuma, L., Rodriguez‑Mozaz, S., Roessink, I., Rostkowski, P., Ruedel, H., Samanipour, S., Schulze, T., Schymanski, E.L., Sengl, M., Tarábek, P., Ten Hulscher, D., Thomaidis, N., Togola, A., Valsecchi, S., van Leeuwen, S., von der Ohe, P., Vorkamp, K., Vrana, B., Slobodnik, J. (2020):
The NORMAN Association and the European Partnership for Chemicals Risk Assessment (PARC): let’s cooperate!
Environ. Sci. Eur. 32 , art. 100