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Enviresearch Consultants Publish New Paper

Enviresearch's James Garratt and Sabine Beulke have collaborated with Thomas Dowling, of King’s College London to publish a new paper. The paper discusses the spatial assessment of pesticide leaching risk to groundwater: sub‐national decision making and model output aggregation.

'This is the data age. We started this work because we felt that the way we assess pesticide risk to ground water was not keeping pace with our understanding of the world. The normal way to assess a risk is to provide a few predictions of pesticide concentrations in a few sites. If any of them are too high then the pesticide is considered ‘unsafe’ and the authorities may reject it for a whole country. We were trying to find a way to for authorities to say ‘You can’t use it everywhere, but it will be safe enough in some places.’

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New Recruit

Enviresearch is delighted to announce that Laura Wildsmith has joined the team as a Environmental Team Leader. Laura will be responsible for overseeing the environmental teams project work and acting as the first point of contact for clients requesting work in the areas of environmental fate and ecotoxicology.

Click to view Laura's profile: About Laura Wildsmith

Endocrine Disrupters and Biocides

The new endocrine disrupter criteria for biocides apply from the 7th of June 2018 under Regulation (EU) No 528/2012. This means that new biocides and biocides currently going through the authorisation process will need to have endocrine disrupter assessment included as part of their application.

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New Recruit

Enviresearch is delighted to announce that Philippa Rickard has joined the team as an Environmental Modeller and Risk Assessor. Philippa will be working on projects that will mainly involve determining the environmental fate of plant protection products, and assessing their safety in line with EU and national regulations.

Click to view Philipp's profile: About Philippa Rickard.

Endocrine Disrupters and Plant Protection Products

On April 20th, 2018, the European Commission published Regulation 2018/605 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2009 on the Official Journal of the European Union.  This Regulation sets out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties. It aims to provide greater clarity on endocrine disruptors and ensure safety of both human and animal health.

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