6th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants 

Programme and presentation PDFs from the Conference which took place on 17 and 18 April 2012.

Tuesday 17 April

10.00 - Registration, coffee, and trade exhibition (posters to be mounted during this period)

Session 1

11.00 – Welcome, Stuart Harrad (PDF 138KB)

11.05 – PLENARY "Characterisation of human exposure pathways to perfluorinated compounds - comparing exposure estimates with biomarkers of exposure” Line Småstuen Haug, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (PDF 2.6MB)

12.05 – “Study on Pollution Situation of PCDD/Fs and dl-PCBs in Taizhou, China” Yian Dong, Peking University, China (PDF 2.25MB)

12.25 – “Prioritizing cytotoxic drugs present in aquatic systems and their occurrence in the environment”, Victoria Booker, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University (PDF 2.96MB)

12.45 - Lunch. Poster viewing and trade exhibition.

Session 2

14.15 – “Within-room and within-building temporal and spatial variations in concentrations of PBDEs in floor dust” – Stuart Harrad, University of Birmingham (PDF 373KB)

14.45 - Long term trends of PBDEs in sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) eggs, an apex terrestrial predator in the UK” – John Crosse, NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre (PDF 3.65MB)

15.15 – “PBT and Regulation: Revisions, Reconstruction and Transformation” – Dan Merckel, Chemicals Assessment Unit, Environment Agency (PDF 724KB)

15.45 – “Out with the old, in with the new: BFRs in Toronto” – Emma Goosey, University of Toronto, Canada (PDF 3.48MB)

16.15 – tea, poster viewing and trade exhibition (to 17.15).

17.15 - Walk (approx. 2 minutes) to accommodation at Conference Park.

Conference Park

19.00 – Conference Dinner, followed by…

20.30 (approx.) to late – drinks reception at Conference Park Bar (sponsored by SAL Ltd.)

Wednesday 18 April

Conference Park Dining Room

08.30 – 09.30 – breakfast

followed by walk to Winterbourne Botanic Gardens (approx. 2 mins)

Session 3

10.00 – PLENARY “Legacy and new POPs: What the North American Great Lakes can tell us” – Marta Venier, Indiana University at Bloomington, USA (PDF 2.33MB)

11.00 - “Concentrations of PBDEs in environmental samples from e-waste treatment workshops in Guiyu, China” Iryna Labunska, Greenpeace Research Laboratory, Exeter University (PDF 1.43MB)

11.20 - coffee, poster and trade exhibition

11.50 - “Phthalates as environmental contaminants in food”, David Mortimer, Food Standards Agency (PDF 713KB)

12.10 – “Temporal variation of brominated flame retardant levels in human breast milk over 1 year of lactation”– Mohamed Abdallah, University of Assiut, Egypt (PDF 1.58MB)

12.30 – “Contamination of Indoor Dust with Organophosphate Esters” – Stuart Harrad, University of Birmingham (PDF 982KB)

12.50 – Closing remarks, lunch