3rd Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Programme and presentation PDFs from the conference which took place on 22 - 23 April 2009.

Wednesday 22 April

Session 1

(Chair, Stuart Harrad)

11.05 – PLENARY “Are brominated flame retardants a threat for humans?” – Adrian Covaci, University of Antwerp, Belgium

12.05 - “The significance of classroom dust ingestion as a pathway of exposure of young children to HBCDs and TBBP-A and Perfluoroalkyl compounds” – Mohamed Abdallah and Emma Goosey, University of Birmingham.

12.45 – “Environmental chemistry at the Greenpeace Research Laboratories: some recent case-studies” – David Santillo and Iryna Labunska, Greenpeace Research Laboratories, Exeter University.

Session 2

(Chair, Eric Aries)

14.10 – “Trends in HBCD concentrations in the blubber of porpoises from the UK” – Robin Law, CEFAS.

14.45 – “Application of infrared microspectroscopy as a novel tool to biochemically signature the effects of chemical pollutants in mammalian cells” – Valon Llabjani, Lancaster University

15.10 - “Enantiomer selective sorption at mineral surfaces. A case study with the organo-phosphorus pesticide acephate ” – Joe Wilkinson, University of Liverpool

15.35 – “A New Concept to Assess the Environmental Fate of Chiral Pesticides: Combined Stable Isotope and Enantiomeric Fractionation of alpha HCH“ – Silviu Laurentiu Badea, University of Umeå

Thursday 23rd Aprill

Session 3

(Chair, Peter Coleman)

9.00 – PLENARY “Trends in total human exposure to PCB and dioxins in Sweden”, Niklas Johansson, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

10.00 – “Determination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) using liquid chromatography coupled to negative ionization atmospheric pressure photoionisation tandem mass spectrometry (LC-NI-APPI-MS/MS): validation and application to house dust”, Mohamed Abdallah, University of Birmingham.

10.55 - “External cost assessment of organic chemicals for evaluating environmental policies”, Peter Fantke, University of Stuttgart.

11.20 – “PBT substances within REACH” – Dan Merckel, Chemicals Assessment Unit, Environment Agency

Session 4

(Chair, Richard Cubberley)

13.10 – “Within-room temporal and spatial variability in contamination of dust by persistent organic chemicals:what are the implications for exposure assessment and what can it tell us about sources of contamination” – Stuart Harrad, University of Birmingham

14.00 – “Characterisation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Ambient Air of Steelworks“ – Eric Aries, Corus R&D

14.25 – “Aquatic Fate Testing of Diazinon and of its Degradates using LC/ESI/MS/MS” – Justina Ukpebor, Lancaster University