|Document Type:||Journal Article|
|Title:||Recommended approaches to the scientific evaluation of ecotoxicological hazards and risks of endocrine-active substances|
|Author:||Peter Matthiessen, G. Ankley, Ronald Biever, Poul Bjerregaard, Christopher Bogert, J. P. Meador|
|Journal:||Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management|
|Keywords:||endocrine disruption,hazard assessment,risk assessment,|
A SETAC Pellston Workshop “Environmental Hazard and Risk Assessment Approaches for Endocrine-Active Substances (EHRA)” was held in February 2016 in Pensacola, Florida, USA. The primary objective of the workshop was to provide advice, based on current scientific understanding, to regulators and policy makers; the aim being to make considered, informed decisions on whether to select an ecotoxicological hazard- or a risk-based approach for regulating a given endocrine disrupting substance (EDS) under review. The workshop additionally considered recent developments in the identification of EDS. Case studies were undertaken on 6 endocrine-active substances (EAS—not necessarily proven EDS, but substances known to interact directly with the endocrine system) that are representative of a range of perturbations of the endocrine system and considered to be data rich in relevant information at multiple biological levels of organization for 1 or more
Synthesis paper from a workshop on endocrine disruptors and ecological risk assessment.
|Full Text URL:||http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ieam.1885/pdf|
|Theme:||Ecosystem approach to improve management of marine resources|
Assess ecosystem status and trends.
Describe the interaction between human activities, particularly harvest of marine resources, and ecosystem function.