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(PA04) The SETAC Fate and Exposure Modeling Advisory Group.
Maddalena, Randy*,1, Bennett, Debbie2, Cowan-Ellsberry, Christina3, Mackay, Don4, 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA2 Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA3 The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH4 Canadian Modeling Center, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada
ABSTRACT- The mission of the Fate and Exposure Modeling Advisory Group (FEMAG) is to assess the state-of-the-art of multi-media mass balance chemical fate and exposure models, to stimulate research to address identified weaknesses and to encourage the appropriate application of these models in regulatory and educational situations. This mission straddles the boundaries between environmental chemistry, biology, and toxicology covering topics such as chemical mass balance modeling, multi-media partitioning, exposure, and intake/uptake by a variety of organisms (including humans). The focus of the FEMAG has historically been on multi-media, chemical mass balance models that link sources of toxic substances to biological receptors. These models connect physical-chemical properties, geo-physical compartments, and biological factors to map environmental exposure. Group activities encourage and often require the interaction of chemistry, mathematics and toxicology in facilitating the development and appropriate use of fate and exposure models as aids in human and ecological risk assessment and management. The members engage in a variety of activities including symposia, workshops, short courses, and numerous informal gatherings and discussions with emphasis on providing education, describing applications, identifying research needs and generally improving the state-of-the-art for fate and exposure models. This poster describes some of the recent activities and introduces future directions of the group.
Key words: mass balance models, advisory group
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