Carmel specialises in environmental and human exposure to chemicals in the wider environment, including urban and residential areas and leads our activities relating to the fate and behaviour of plant toxins in the environment.
Carmel is also proficient in investigating the impact that agri-environment
schemes and other policy drivers have on soil/water quality and
Carmel’s work for commercial customers commonly includes bespoke
experimental studies (including GLP-compliant studies) to generate data
for dossier submission where specific (e.g. OECD) guidelines are
currently unavailable, e.g. for biocides. She has expertise in generating
environmental and human exposure scenarios for risk assessments and her
work has been used to update policy advice regarding the recycling of
ready-to-use pesticide containers in household waste. Carmel is a member
of the UK Hard Surfaces Steering Group and a specialism is the fate of
chemicals on hard surfaces. Carmel is actively involved in research and
is involved in 2 EU projects – Knowpec (Knowledge for Pesticides
Control) and NaToxAq (Natural Toxins and Drinking water Quality – From
Source to Tap).
Assessing the risks to human health or the environment of any chemical product is an essential part of the regulatory registration process. Preparing a detailed and thorough dossier of evidence and data is essential for a hassle-free product approval. We can help to ensure that you provide all the necessary evidence, compliance data and risk assessments to satisfy the requirements of the regulatory authority – whether for BPR or REACH registration.
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Ramwell CT and Boatman ND (2010) Assessing the impact of environmental stewardship on the protection of water resources. Aspects of Applied Biology 100, 175-180
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14th - 17th May 2017: 6th Latin American Pesticide Residue Workshop, May 14th – 17th 2017 San
Jose, Costa Rica. Joint author – Pesticide prioritization approaches and
limitations in environmental monitoring studies. Zisis Vryzas, Carmel
6th - 17th February 2017: Use, Management and Regulation of Pesticides in Costa Rica: an Integral
Perspective International Workshop 6th – 17th February 2017, San Jose,
Costa Rica. Presented: 1) Pesticide risk assessment approaches in
Europe, and 2) Risk management: A perspective in the UK.
Helping commercial companies to accurately assess the toxic impacts of plant-protection products and veterinary medicines on a range of ecosystems and species.
Fera consultancy services support you through the regulatory processes required to register your chemical products and biocides in the EU.
Regulations-compliant environmental fate studies provide essential data on the fate and behaviour of a range of chemicals in the environment including pesticides.
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