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Aggregate and Cumulative Risk Of Pesticides: an On-Line Integrated Strategy

Aggregate and Cumulative Risk Of Pesticides: an On-Line Integrated Strategy

Objective

EU Directive 396/2005 states that methods are needed to account for cumulative and aggregate exposure in pesticides regulation . 27% of food samples had multiple residues in the 2006 EU residue monitoring report. The Eurobarometer shows pesticides are one of the principal worries of EU consumers regarding food safety. Industry needs clear criteria to decide on large investments in product development. The central aim of the ACROPLIS project is: to develop a framework for cumulative and aggregate risk assessment of pesticides in an understandable way, accessible for all actors involved in European risk assessment and management. ACROPOLIS will: 1) study the data needs, data availability and uncertainties for cumulative exposure and effect assessment in a probabilistic risk assessment framework; 2) integrate models describing various routes of exposure into an aggregate exposure model; 3) develop new toxicological approaches for identifying possible additive or synergistic effects and developing a strategy for refinement of cumulative assessment groups; 4) integrate cumulative and aggregate risk models including uncertainty analyses in a web-based tool, including accessible data for all stakeholders; 5) improve risk assessment strategies in Europe by analysing stakeholders attitudes, by training and by discussing the new methodology in several stakeholder conferences. The project brings together the key experts and models in Europe including dietary exposure MCRA, dermal and inhalation exposure ConsExpo, user exposure EUROPOEM and UK POEM, dose-response PROAST and risk characterisation IPRA. The new integrated model will be tested in case studies with conazoles and pyrethroids and validated with biomarker and duplicate diet studies. The model software will be tested in different countries to ensure its usability at the international level. Overall ACROPOLIS will advance the scientific foundation to meet policy needs, protect EU consumers and address their concerns.

Coordinator

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Address

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 Ma Bilthoven

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 761 450,26

Administrative Contact

Jacob Van Klaveren (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA PER GLI ALIMENTI E LA NUTRIZIONE

Italy

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 559 916,76

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 453 088,20

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 116 370

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 346 251,50

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 95 638,50

STATNI ZDRAVOTNI USTAV

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 50 906,40

EUROPEAN FRESH PRODUCE ASSOCIATION AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 40 334,40

LIVSMEDELS VERKET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 102 375

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 96 480

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 372 736,98

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 245163

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2010

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 783 437,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 995 548

Coordinated by:

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands