14. May 2020, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Guest from Japan
Dr. Kazushi Noro from the Research Institute of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries in Osaka, Japan, spent five weeks at the Ecotox centre in February and March 2020. He investigated whether passive samplers are suitable for assessing the chemical risk after natural disasters or accidents caused by the unintentional release of chemicals into the environment. More information are supposed to be provided by passive sampler experiments in channels under controlled conditions. Kazushi Noro tested various POCIS passive samplers to see if they are capable of detecting short-term exposure to neonicotinoids (pesticides), linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (surfactants) and bisphenol A. He is currently evaluating the data and is already planning another visit.