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Understanding emerging chemicals

This program will provide new data on the toxicity of emerging and mixed contaminants, test the assumptions on safety factors that underpin human health regulation, explore how contaminants move into the food-chain, and develop predictive tools for the more sustainable management of contaminants that better reflect and are proportionate to actual observed effects.

The aims of this program are to:

  • Understand the exposure pathways of emerging and mixed contaminants
  • Improve guidelines for the reuse of materials containing complex and emerging contaminants
  • Ensure human and ecological health in an evolving chemical environment