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Record number 365453
Title Tools for a coherent risk assessment for pesticides
Author(s) Arts, G.H.P.; Brock, T.C.M.; Belgers, J.D.M.; Rhenen-Kersten, C.H. van; Brink, P.J. van den
Department(s) Alterra - Centre for Water and Climate
Publication type Poster (professional)
Publication year 2008
Keyword(s) ecosystemen - waterorganismen - pesticiden - effecten - populaties - risicoschatting - gereedschappen - modellen - kaderrichtlijn water - mesocosmossen - ecosystems - aquatic organisms - pesticides - effects - populations - risk assessment - tools - models - water framework directive - mesocosms
Categories Environmental Toxicology, Ecotoxicology
Abstract Risk assessment for pesticides within the context of 91/414/EEC has its main focus on relatively small water bodies in the direct vicinity of agricultural fields. It considers mainly short-term exposure and follows a tiered approach. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) has its main focus on larger water bodies, where risks prevail due to long-term exposure to low concentrations of pesticides. Current knowledge of long-term risks is only limited. There is an urgent need for a harmonized coherent risk assessment framework. Instruments and tools are necessary to predict effects on different spatial and temporal scales
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