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Health, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Environmental health risks -

what are the differences between children and adults ?

Guide

Society places a high value on protecting children. For that reason, the demand is repeatedly made that children’s particular vulnerability be given special consideration when evaluating environment-related health risks and deriving limit values. Current regulatory practice often attempts to do this in a relatively schematic way, in the form of safety factors. An intraspecies factor (“uncertainty...read more

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brochure / flyer
Number of pages
29
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Air

Formulation of criteria to be used for the determination of the accuracy of model calculations according to the requirements of the EU Directives for air quality

– Examples using the chemical transport model REM-CALGRID


This report reviews the EU Directive’s guidelines for a model’s quality assessment, and examines specific model quality criteria, that may be used for model accuracy assessment according to the intentions of the EU directives. Several model accuracy measures are tested utilizing a one-year simulation with the chemical transport model REM-CALGRID (RCG). RCG was applied in the regional scale mode, c...read more

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31
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Chemicals

Initial Draft Report: OECD validation Phase 1 (Optimisation) for the Amphibian Metamorphosis Assay

(Frosch-Metamorphose-Assay - Optimierung des Testprotokolls)


 The purpose of this document is to summarize the results of an international round of testing and research aimed at developing and optimizing an amphibian-based screening assay for thyroid axis disruption. This effort originated at a meeting of the Amphibian Expert Group, an advisory group to the Validation Management Group, in June 2003 at a meeting hosted by the US Environmental Protection Agen...read more

Number of pages
180
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Economy | Consumption, Transport

Economic measures for the reduction of the environmental impact of air transport: noise-related landing charges


Due to the predicted growth rates for air traffic and the intended capacity extensions at many international airports, economic instruments have become more important. This study examines how LTO-charges, which are differentiated according to aircraft-noise emissions, can stimulate incentives for airlines to use less-noisier aircraft.read more

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189
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Health, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Environmental Health in Germany

Everyday Examples

Guide

This brochure ‘Environmental Health in Germany’ (German title: “Umwelt und Gesundheit in Deutschland”) is addressing a set of topics related to environmental health – to our health and our environment. It is illustrated by everyday examples. From a series of representative surveys conducted in Germany (the most recent one in 2002), we know that one fourth of the German population  think that envir...read more

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brochure / flyer
Number of pages
75
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182
Waste | Resources, Agriculture, Water

Baltic Sea - Good Agricultural Practicein the new EU Member countries and theNorth-Western Region of the Russian Federation


Protecting the Baltic Sea from environmental impact remains important even 30 years after foundation of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM). Every year some one billion kilograms of nitrogen and roughly 40 million kilograms of phosphorous are still being discharged into the Baltic Sea, of which more than half stems from agriculture. The high phosphate and nitrogen inputs largely owe to the intensive...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
116
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Waste | Resources, Soil | Land

Workshop CORINE Land Cover 2000 in Germany and Europe and its use for Environmental Applications

20-21 January 2004, Berlin


We are at the beginning of the year 2004 and thus only few weeks away from the enlargement of the European Union to 25 member states. Objective, reliable, and comparative data and information are a prerequisite for European policy to ensure a sound basis for transboundary and harmonised decision making. This is especially true for the field of environmental policy as a cross-cutting issue with num...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
214
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Chemicals, Water

Advisory Opinion on the Exposure Assessment for Substances based on Geo-Referenced Computer Models


Due to different directives on the national and the European level it is necessary to analyse the fate of chemicals in the environment using exposure models. By combining the results of these models with ecotoxicity data the risk assessment is performed. Usually, this analysis is performed based on EUSES (EC (1996),EC (2003a)). It calculates the fate of chemicals based on generic scenarios. Generi...read more

Number of pages
80
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