Title: Phenol ethoxylates endocrinne disruptors: a Mediterranean Sea semi-arid region perspective 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Zoller, U. (2003) Phenol ethoxylates endocrinne disruptors: a Mediterranean Sea semi-arid region perspective. Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs 
Author 1/Producer: Zoller, U. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/II ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: Sustainable development is a key demand in our world of finite resources and endangered ecosystems. Given the environmental imperatives, the potential ecotoxicological risk of anthropogenic chemicals and the limited economic feasibility of advanced large scale treatment and remediation technologies, the currently emerging corrective-to-preventive paradigm shift in production, development, consumption and disposal are unavoidable. Surfactants, the dominant components in detergent formulations, constitute a particular issue of concern since they enter the aqueous and terrestrial compartments of the environment as such or as (bio-)-degradation products. A research-based systemic understanding of the distribution, pathways, biodegradation, survival and effects/consequences of these surfactants is the key for appropriate, integrated relevant environmental policy, regulation and education – to be implemented worldwide. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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