A group of more than thirty academic and government scientists, in conjunction with regulators from agencies across the globe, have jointly outlined a set of needs, goals, and actions to help assess and manage the diverse and widely used group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the future. The Statement has been published in the open access journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The Statement stresses that, while well-known legacy PFASs such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) have been investigated read more
In January 2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) commissioned the International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP) to develop a set of three overview reports on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The reports focus on a review of existing initiatives to identify EDCs and on existing scientific knowledge of the life cycles, environmental exposure, effects, legislation, and measures and gaps regarding EDCs and potential EDCs (as of July 2017): Overview Report I: Worldwide initiatives to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) read more
The 2018 general assembly of the IPCP will take place in connection with the 28th SETAC Europe annual meeting in Rome, Italy. Date and venue of the general assembly: Monday, May 14, 2018, 4.30 – 6.00 pm Meeting room in the conference center of the SETAC meeting (Meeting Room 2 in the conference center La Nuvola) All IPCP members are welcome and should save the date. The GA will be followed by an informal get-together.
On November 9-10, 2017 the Safety and Environmental Technology Group at ETH Zurich in Switzerland hosted an international workshop to support dialogue between scientists and regulators on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Over 45 invited participants attended the two-day event, including academic and government scientists from a wide range of fields and regulators from many countries and organizations. A number of IPCP member scientists took part. The workshop started with presentations from participants to summarize the current state of the read more
The election committee, including Robert Letcher with assistance of Anna Soehl, coordinated the board elections with the goal to fill six vacancies. The IPCP board is composed of up to ten experts. The IPCP board is thankful to the election committee for the successful elections. The following board members have been reelected to serve another term: Christian Bogdal, Martin Scheringer, Noriyuki Suzuki, Shu Tao, and Jana Weiss. A new member, Thomas Backhaus, is welcomed to the IPCP board! IPCP is very much looking forward to working read more
The 2017 general assembly of the IPCP will take place in connection with the 27th SETAC Europe annual meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Date and venue of the general assembly: Monday, May 8, 2017, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm Meeting Studio 202 in the SQARE Meeting Centre All IPCP members are welcome and should save the date.
The IPCP is pleased to announce the launch of a one-year project on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). We gratefully acknowledge financial support by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The goal of the project is to synthesize five overview reports that reflect the current status of scientific knowledge on the environmental exposure and associated effects of known EDCs and selected potential EDCs. One of the reports will also summarize existing regulatory frameworks that target EDCs across the globe. The project read more
IPCP is a partner of the Joint International Conference on Environment, Health, GIS and Agriculture 2016, taking place in Galway, Ireland, August 14 – 20, 2016. The joint conference provides a historic opportunity for international experts working in several closely related areas of environment, health, geographical information system (GIS) and agriculture, to meet and share the latest understanding of the ever growing challenges between humans and our changing environment. The ISEH (International Symposium on Environment and Health) conference series provides read more
“Transfer of knowledge from science to policy” – this topic is covered in a side event organized by the IPCP at the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) in Geneva, Switzerland. Date: September 30, 2015 Time: 18:15 – 19:45 Venue: Room 18 Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) 17, rue de Varembé CH-1211 Geneva 20 “Transfer of knowledge from science to policy” This side event draws on an extensive body of scientific work on chemicals assessment read more
The election committee, including Robert Letcher and Thomas Backhaus, coordinated the board elections with the goal to replace Cornelius Zetzsch in the IPCP board and designate two additional board members. The new IPCP board is composed of ten experts. The IPCP board is thankful to the election committee for the thorough conduction of these elections. Cornelius Zetzsch leaves the IPCP board after six years of action and is acknowledged for his contribution. The new board members Miriam Diamond, Silke Gabbert, read more