Join us on stand 30 at the Crop Innovations and Regulations Event,
Come and talk to us about our newly launched service to support the fight against endocrine disruptors (hormone-active substances). Last year saw the introduction of new criteria for identifying these substances in pesticides and biocides as the EU seeks to regulate endocrine disruptors more strictly. Back on 7 November 2018, the European Commission announced its intention to subject the legal provisions on endocrine disruptors to a full range of tests to determine their appropriateness as the public debate on the effects of endocrine disruptors is rapidly gaining in intensity.
As part of this year's event Fera will be launching its new Endocrine Disrupting capability;.
- Fish physiology and reproduction
- Endocrine disrupting chemicals
- Combination effects of simple and complex mixtures of environmental stressors
- Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Fully supported by a team of experts, including Karen Thorpe, an applied biologist working in the field of aquatic ecotoxicology for over 20 years. Karen understands the impacts of emerging environmental contaminants (including endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and plastics) on stress physiology and reproductive success of invertebrates and vertebrates, particularly fish. Part of Karen’s research work included a 10 year partnership with AstraZeneca in the UK, a global pharmaceutical company who focus is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. This appointment bolsters an already established and well experienced team (including Steve Mattock, Rachel Benstead, Nick Jarratt & many more) in the design and conduct of ecotoxicology studies which includes studies to assess the toxicity of test articles to a range of species, including: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Organisms, Terrestrial Organisms.