Outcome of the OECD workshop on metals specificities in environmental risk assessment
On 7-8 September 2011, the OECD organized a workshop in Paris on metals specificities in environmental risk assessment.
The goals of the workshop were to :
Concepts of bioavailability, effects assessments, fate and bioaccumulation specific to metals were presented with illustrative examples. Participants generally agreed with proposed concepts and recommended the development of further guidance on BLM application, on statistical approaches for SSD derivation, the application of more stringent relevancy criteria for the selection of test data, and further discussion on the interpretation of bioconcentration and bioaccumulation for metals.
Below are the presentations from speakers at the workshop:
Generic presentations :
Session A- Bioavailability
Session B- Effects assessment
Session C- Bioaccumulation and fate
Workshop report (will be available towards the end of 2011)