SETAC Europe 32nd Annual Meeting

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
May 15–19, 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe will host their 32nd Annual Meeting virtually and in person in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 15–19, 2022. The SETAC Europe 32nd Annual Meeting is a five-day scientific conference that highlights science complementing this year’s meeting theme, “Towards a Reduced Pollution Society,” through presentations, topical discussions, keynote lectures, satellite meetings, and exhibitor & networking events that address pollutants in the environment, sustainability, environmental policy, and much more.

On Wednesday, May 18, at 1:30 PM CEST/4:30 AM PT, William L. Goodfellow, Jr., BCES, M.S., Exponent principal scientist and practice director, will present “Novel Methods and Approaches for Assessing Effluents and Ambient Water Toxicity.” Mr. Goodfellow will focus on methods and approaches that present new test species and new methods that can be more ecologically relevant and possibly more sensitive than existing standard test organisms and approaches and based on their eco regional or geographical representation could be considered as sentinel organisms for water quality protection. This session will also focus on new approaches to overcome the mixture effects of whole effluents and will take into account other modes of action, estrogenicity, neurotoxicity, genotoxicity, and teratological effects that are often also relevant for human health assessment.

Additionally, Susan B. Kane Driscoll, Ph.D., Exponent senior managing scientist, will deliver a pre-recorded virtual presentation titled “Laboratory Tests of the Potential Effects of Plastic Leachate on Aquatic Organisms: A Literature Review.” Dr. Driscoll’s talk will focus on the release of chemicals from plastics due to the increasing global production of plastics and related increases in amounts of plastics waste in the environment. The potential effects of plastic additives or other weakly bound macromolecules that can leach into the aquatic environment are less well studied than physical effects of plastics on aquatic organisms. Dr. Driscoll conducted a review of the literature on the use of laboratory toxicity tests to assess the potential effects of plastic leachate on aquatic organisms and identified, reviewed, and summarized 16 laboratory studies conducted on a variety of plastic types.

Stop by our booth and meet our experts in attendance: Martin Vaughan, Exponent managing scientist; Michaela Busch, Ph.D., Exponent managing scientist; and Ines Conrad, Ph.D., Exponent managing scientist.

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