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Record number 401608
Title Mapping cumulative environmental risks: examples from the EU NoMiracle project
Author(s) Pistocchi, A.; Groenwold, J.; Lahr, J.; Loos, M.; Mujica, M.; Ragas, A.M.J.; Rallo, R.; Sala, S.; Schlink, U.; Strebel, K.; Vighi, M.; Vizcaino, P.
Source Environmental Modeling and Assessment 16 (2011)2. - ISSN 1420-2026 - p. 119 - 133.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10666-010-9230-6
Department(s) PRI Crop and Production Ecology
CE - Molecular Ecology Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Management
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) self-organizing map - surface waters - pesticide mixtures - voc concentrations - independent action - exposure - indoor - contamination - validation - substances
Abstract We present examples of cumulative chemical risk mapping methods developed within the NoMiracle project. The different examples illustrate the application of the concentration addition (CA) approach to pesticides at different scale, the integration in space of cumulative risks to individual organisms under the CA assumption, and two techniques to (1) integrate risks using data-driven, parametric statistical methods, and (2) cluster together areas with similar occurrence of different risk factors, respectively. The examples are used to discuss some general issues, particularly on the conventional nature of cumulative risk maps, and may provide some suggestions for the practice of cumulative risk mapping.
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