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Seminar on Screening for emerging contaminants in Artic, status and needs, October 11-12 in Tromsø, Norway (Clarion Hotel The Edge)

The overhanging goal for the seminar is to exchange information on emerging contaminants in Nordic Arctic Areas, and we invite you to participate in this information exchange in a seminar where presentations by invited speakers will be given. 

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Ongoing study 2015-2016: Non-target screening of point-sources in city areas in Nordic countries

The project steering group has decided to have a non-targeted screening of possible environmental pollutant in selected samples from point-sources in cities in 2015. The following Nordic countries and self-governing areas are included in the project: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland.

The method 'non-target screening' is a technique that can identify environmental pollutants without a preceding selection of the compounds of interest. The Nordic screening group wants to use the non-target screening method to discover emerging pollutants in the Nordic environment- impact both from small cities as in Greenland and larger cities as in Sweden. The result is expected to be used for later targeted studies and in international chemical regulation processes like REACH and the Stockholm POP convention.

Samples are taken from effluent, fish and sediments. 

Our aim will be to have as many environmental pollutants as possible identified in each sample, including as minimum per- and polyfluorinated alkyl compounds and bisphenols.

The project is carried out by a consortium consisting of Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and Umeå University (in Sweden).

The report from the screening project will be finished in 2016.

For more information contact: Maria Dam, mariad@us.fo