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Emergent toxins on the Portuguese coast: occurrence, transfer kinetics and toxicity

Project description

Emergent toxins in Portugal’s waters

In recent years, toxins from tropical environments have been detected in coastal waters in the European Union (EU). This situation requires additional monitoring programs, enhanced legislation and methods for analysing the toxins. Still, because of limited quantitative data and analytical methodology, it is impossible to determine the risk associated with the exposure to emerging toxins in the EU. The EU-funded ETOXPT project aims to assess the current situation along Portugal’s coasts using reliable LC-MS/MS methods. The project will help develop predictive models of risk assessment, contributing to the integration of emergent toxins in shellfish monitoring programs.

Call for proposal

H2020-WF-02-2019
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Coordinator

CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE
Address
Universidade Do Algarve
8005 032 Faro
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 147 815,04