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Bioessais et contaminants émergents. Vers de nouvelles stratégies de surveillance dans la DCE

Abstract : Water chemical quality assessment based on analyses of selected priority substances, as performed under the European Water Framework Directive (WFD), provides limited information on the diversity and complexity of environmental contaminations. Effect-based methods (EBM), such as bioassays, allow integrative assessment of all bioactive substances within a given environmental sample and are thus complementary to target chemical analyses. Ineris has contributed to the development of several in vitro and in vivo bioassays allowing sensitive and quantitative detection of endocrine disrupting chemicals in environmental matrices and applied them in both national and European prospective monitoring programs. In the framework of the AQUAREF program, we contributed to the European “Estrogen monitoring project” that showed operationality of in vitro estrogenicity bioassays to detect estrogen steroids in surface and waste waters, to provide comparable information as cutting-edge chemical analysis methods, and to provide risk information on the basis of in vitro trigger values. The data obtained in such prospective monitoring programs are made available to regulatory bodies in the view of the integration of EBMs in water monitoring strategies for the next WFD cycles.
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Selim Ait-Aissa, François Brion, Valeria Dulio, Christine Feray. Bioessais et contaminants émergents. Vers de nouvelles stratégies de surveillance dans la DCE. Rapport Scientifique INERIS, 2017, 2016-2017, pp.12-13. ⟨ineris-01869651⟩



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