1st Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Programme and presentation PDFs from the Conference which took place on 29 and 30 March 2006 at The Manor House, University of Birmingham.

Wednesday 29 March

Session 1

(Chair, Stuart Harrad)

Welcome, Dr Stuart Harrad, Division of Environmental Health & Risk Management, University of Birmingham, U.K.

Plenary: Brominated Flame Retardants, Mehran Alaee, Canada Center for Inland Waters, National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Dietary Exposure to PBBs, PBDEs, and PBDD/Fs in the United Kingdom, Kyle D’Silva, Central Science Laboratory, York, U.K.

Analytical Protocols for the Determination of Polybrominated Flame Retardants in Complex Matrix Samples, John Upton, Varian Ltd., Yarnton, Oxford, U.K.

Session 2 (Chair, Eric Aries)

Plenary: POPs in Cities, Miriam Diamond, Centre for Urban Health Initiatives, Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Canada

PCBs and PBDEs in Indoor Environments: Levels and Implications, Sadegh Hazrati, Division of Environmental Health & Risk Management, University of Birmingham, U.K.

Atmospheric Concentrations of PCBs and PBDEs on a Rural:Urban:Rural Transect, Stuart Harrad, Division of Environmental Health & Risk Management, University of Birmingham, U.K.

The Measurement of Bioaccessible Benzo[a]pyrene in Contaminated Soils using a Physiologically-Based Extraction Test, Joanna Wragg, British Geological Survey, Nottingham, U.K.

DDT in Great Lakes Air: Long-Range Transport or Home-Grown?, Terry Bidleman, Centre for Atmospheric Research Experiments, Environment Canada, Toronto, Canada

Thursday 30 March

Session 3

(Chair, Tanja Pless-Mulloli)

Plenary:Risk Assessment and Toxicology of POPs: Dioxin as a Model, David Bell, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K.

Dioxin profiles in two Spanish families in follow-up studies of accidental poisoning by consuming contaminated olive oil, Andrew Smith, MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester University, U.K.

An Assessment of Toxicity in profundal Lake Sediments due to the deposition of Heavy Metals and POPs from the Atmosphere, Brian Rippey, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster, U.K.

The Fate of Chiral Organochlorine Compounds and Selected Metabolites in Intraperitoneally Exposed Arctic Char (Salevelinus Alpinus), Karin Wiberg, Dept. of Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden

Stable Isotope ratios of POPs – a tracer that can lead to the origins of pollution, Walter Vetter, Institute of Food Chemistry, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Pharmaceuticals and Personal care Products (PPCP) – Candidate Environmental Pollutants with Increasing Impact, Heinrich Hühnerfuss, Institute for Organic Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Germany

Session 4

(Chair, Chris Wright)

Plenary: State of the Art and the Future for POPs Analysis, Jacob de Boer, Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research in IJmuiden, The Netherlands.

The Supelco “Dioxin Prep System – Florisil Version”: A Multilayer Silica Gel Column Connected in Series to an Activated Florisil Microcolumn for Rapid Determinations of PCDD/Fs and PCBs in Environmental Samples, Eric Aries, Corus Research, Swinden Technology Centre, Rotherham, U.K.

Occurrence and Fate of the Cytostatic Drugs Cyclophosphamide and Ifosfamide in Wastewater and Surface Waters, Ignaz Buerge, Plant Protection Chemistry, Swiss Federal Research Station (Agroscope), Wädenwsil, Switzerland

Extraction of POPs from Environmental Samples using Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE), Frank Höfler, Dionex Europe, Olten, Switzerland