Webinar: Emerging Water Contaminants – Untangling the Science Debate
Should Australia catch up as a global paradigm shift in ecotoxicology moves towards a multi-tiered testing framework?
Over the past two decades there has been increasing concern about the exposure of humans and wildlife to chemicals that have the potential to interact with the endocrine system and reproductive functions. From an Australian perspective, CSIRO proposes that applying a tiered decision framework, incorporating both whole animal testing (in vivo) and cell-based (in vitro) investigative procedures, allows for better understanding the risks of these chemicals. Countries such as Europe and USA are already applying this approach, while Australia’s current guidelines, although being revised, are not picking up these emerging contaminants.
This webinar explores the scientific lines of inquiry currently underway internationally and promotes discussion on the best way forward.