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The third PMT Workshop 2021

The third PMT Workshop 2021: “Getting control of PMT substances under REACH”

The third PMT Workshop entitled " Getting control of PMT and vPvM substances under REACH" took place as an online conference on the 25th and 26th of March 2021. It was organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA) and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). read more

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Utilization of the criteria to identify PMT/vPvM substances

Utilization of the criteria to identify PMT/vPvM substances

Since 2019, the PMT/vPvM criteria have been widely used under the EU´s chemicals legislation REACH to identify and regulate persistent and mobile substances. In fall of 2021 a new research project “ZeroPM” will be initiated aiming at the reduction of Emissions of persistent and mobile substances to better protect the environment and human health from such substances. read more

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The second PMT Workshop 2018: “PMT substances under REACH”

The second PMT Workshop 2018: “PMT substances under REACH”

The second PMT Workshop entitled "PMT and vPvM substances under REACH. Voluntary measures and regulatory options to protect the sources of drinking water" took place on the 13th-14th of March 2018 in Berlin. It was organized by UBA and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). Over 100 experts from 15 nations representing the water suppliers, chemical industry, academia and regulators attended. read more

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Public consultation on the PMT/vPvM criteria

Public consultation on the PMT/vPvM criteria

Between 2016 and 2019, the UBA carried out several public consultations to ensure a wide agreement on the PMT/vPvM criteria. This led to the publication of the result of the scientific and technical development of PMT/vPvM criteria and guidelines for their assessment under REACH, which were unveiled at the 30th Caracal meeting in 2019 (Doc. CACS/MS/19/2019; CARACAL-30; 01 - 02 July 2019). read more

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The First PMT Workshop 2011

The First PMT Workshop 2011 "REACH: Assessment of Relevance to Raw Water”

The first PMT Workshop entitled "Evaluation of the relevance of substances to raw water in the context of the REACH regulation" took place in Dessau-Rosslau, Germany, on the 19th of January 2011 with 28 experts from water suppliers, water research institutes, universities and authorities. Below is a short summary of the workshop outcomes and the demands of the participants. read more

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Emergence of the PMT/vPvM criteria

Emergence of the PMT/vPvM criteria

Between 2009-2015, the UBA scientifically developed, under the EU´s chemical legislation REACH, new criteria to identify substances which have intrinsic properties that indicate a hazard to the sources of our drinking water. Chemical safety experts and regulators agreed on the need to precautionarily identify such substances of concern. This is considered as the emergence of the PMT/vPvM criteria. read more

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PMT and vPvM substances under REACH

Wordcloud PMT substances

PMT/vPvM substances are persistent and mobile in the aquatic environment. These intrinsic substance properties allow them to spread to the sources of our drinking water. Contamination can be irreparable as these substances remain in the environment and break through filters and survive drinking water treatment. Consequently, registrants under REACH must minimise any emissions into the environment. read more

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