First International Conference on Environmental Toxicology (ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICO)

Venue: Mykonos

Location: Mykonos, Greece

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 13, 2006
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This international conference will address the need for the exchange of scientific information among experts on issues related to environmental toxicology, toxicity assessment and hazardous waste management. With thousands of new chemicals entering the market every year, it has become necessary to assess their effects on the ecosystem as well as to minimize their impact on the environment.

The science of Environmental Toxicology is one of the most interdisciplinary ones. Biologists, microbiologists, chemists, engineers, environmentalists, ecologists and other scientists have worked hand by hand in this new discipline. The issue of assessment of environmental effects of chemicals is a really complicated one, since it depends on the organism tested and it involves not only toxicity testing of single chemicals but also interactive effects (including synergistic ones) as well as genotoxicity, mutagenicity and immunotoxicity testing. On the other hand, the issue of hazardous waste management, is closely related to environmental toxicology and there is a growing need for techniques and practices to minimize the environmental effects of chemicals, and for the implementation of the corresponding principles in the planning of environmental policy and decision-making.

The goal of the First International Conference on Environmental Toxicology is to bring together researchers, managers, policy makers and other groups of the scientific community, who are active in the related areas and to give them a forum for exchanging information through the presentation and discussion of papers dealing with the wide variety of topics listed below. Case study papers are encouraged, while papers of a more theoretical nature, dealing with advanced mathematical and computational methods, will also be within the scope of the conference.