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14. - 16. April 2008 in Dessau

2. International Symposium „Genotoxicity in aquatic systems: Causes, effects, regulatory needs“

Genotoxicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity stand for the most adverse toxicological impacts of chemicals on human beings and environmental organisms. Therefore, natural water bodies like surface waters, ground waters and drinking water resources should be saved from anthropogenic impacts of substances with genotoxic potentials as far as possible.

The goal of this International Symposium is to inform the scientific and regulatory community about advances and new strategies in the assessment of genotoxic hazards, to inform about the use of these assessments in regulatory policy and decisions, and to provide a multidisciplinary forum for the open exchange and discussion of ideas and opinions among students, research scientists, regulators and industry. Following the development of new technologies, the symposium is focused on several different themes: Sources and potential hazards of genotoxic substances in aquatic systems; ecogenotoxicity/ system level focus; advanced technologies/new trends; regulatory use of test results for protection of aquatic biota and humans. Each TOPIC will include an invited plenary speaker, plus oral presentations selected from the submitted abstracts. Participants are invited to present platform presentations and posters. The symposium is a continuation of the first symposium on aquatic genotoxicology organised by UBA and BfG in 2004.

Dr. Tamara Grummt, Umweltbundesamt (
Dr. Georg Reifferscheid, BfG (

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