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"Risikomanagement von neuen Schadstoffen und Krankheitserregern im Wasserkreislauf" im  Förderschwerpunkt "Nachhaltiges Wassermanagement"  des BMBF Forschungsrahmenprogramms „Forschung für nachhaltige Entwicklungen “.

Work package 3: Eco-toxicological effects and substantial evaluation

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Reemtsma
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ
Department Analytik
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig



Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung, TU Berlin, Umweltbundesamt

Brief description


For many trace compounds that are detected in WP 1 and 2 there is a lack of toxicological and eco-toxicological data in order to predict potential hazards. Therefore, this WP investigates toxic and eco-toxic effects of these trace compounds and of real water samples.

Key activities

  • Development of toxicological test strategies for new trace compounds and for contaminated water samples taking into account the gene toxicity as a prior evaluation parameter
  • Based of the results of the measurement, evaluation of the human relevance of anthropogenic trace contaminants in the water cycle
  • Collection of data for eco-toxicological effects of trace contaminants with the help of a combination of aquatic tests
  • Evaluation of the treatment methods concerning their potential to minimize the toxic load

  • Combination of the data from chemical analytics, technical measurements and biological tests; prioritization of potential hazards and categorization of method options regarding the risk management


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