Environmental Presentations from EAG Laboratories: SETAC Europe 2017
May 3, 2017 – EAG scientists will share their expertise during four scientific programs at the upcoming SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, May 7-11, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. Our scientists will present on topics related to avian toxicology, endocrine disruption, sediment toxicity and environmental risk assessments for pharmaceuticals. We will also be available for technical discussions and questions at SETAC Europe Booths #5 and #7.
On Monday, May 8th, Henry Krueger will moderate a poster discussion entitled “Future Challenges in Sediment Toxicity Testing for Environmental Risk Assessment”, along with Daniel Faber, Theo Brock and Paul Sibley. Krueger will also present a poster during this session: “Evaluating the Relative Sensitivity of Endpoints Generated During Midge LifeCycle Sediment Toxicity Tests for US Pesticide Registration.”
Ed Schaefer and Duane Huggett will co-chair a session entitled “Advances in the Environmental Fate of Down-the-Drain Chemicals, including Pharmaceuticals,” along with Liza Constantine and Jens Schönfeld on Monday, May 8, 2017. Environmental risk assessments (ERA) offer data on Down-the-Drain (DtD) chemicals resulting from use of pharmaceuticals and personal care products. With increased interest in DtD chemicals, there has been a considerable amount of scientific advances to better predict the environmental fate of these types of chemicals. This session will cover current and new environmental fate methodologies. Here is the full abstract of the session.
The poster “Using a Database of Avian Reproductive Performance to Enhance Evaluation of Agrochemical Product Toxicity” will be viewed during Track and Session 1: Ecotoxicology and human toxicology (from molecules to organisms, from omics to in vivo) on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The poster’s authors include Diana Temple, David Palmer, Kirsten Hammett, Tim Springer and Jared Ross. Data from bobwhite and mallard reproduction studies have been gathered for almost forty years by EAG Laboratories (formerly Wildlife International), and this poster will highlight the benefits of using a shared database system for avian toxicology studies. The abstract of this poster is here.
In another poster, Duane Huggett will present “The Importance of Weight of Evidence Considerations for Assessment of Potential Endocrine Activity: A Case Study for Carbaryl”. Coauthored with Matt McCool (Bayer CropScience Development North America), Lisa Ortego (Bayer CropScience Development North America) and Kevin Henry (NovaSource/Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.), this poster focuses on Carbaryl, and explores the potential endocrine responses in fish short-term reproduction assays (FSTRA) along with ChE inhibition. The poster will be presented during Track and session 6: Environmental Policy, Risk Management and Risk Communication: Regulatory Best Practices for Assessment of Endocrine Active Substances on Wednesday, May 10th. The full abstract of this poster is here.