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Smithers Webinar: Testing Strategies to Assess Persistence of Chemicals in the Environment
Accurate determination of a chemical’s persistence in the environment is a key part of its risk assessment and may be critical to ensuring marketability. Standardized testing following OECD guidelines has been in place for approximately 30 years and typically proceeds by a tiered approach, from ready and inherent biodegradation testing through to more complex simulation testing using radiolabeled compound.

In this webinar, Environmental Fate experts Sean McLaughlin and Sara Penketh will describe the different types of testing and how to select an appropriate testing strategy based on a chemical’s structure, physico-chemical properties and potential environmental behavior. They will describe the critical endpoints and factors which can impact study design, including scenarios where additional or bespoke testing may be required to achieve a successful testing outcome.

Dec 8, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sara Penketh
Director of Environmental Fate and Metabolism, Harrogate, UK @Smithers
Sara Penketh, Director of Environmental Fate and Metabolism, Harrogate, UK, has 30 years of experience in contract research, overseeing environmental fate, animal metabolism, and residue studies, and managing business operations.
Sean McLaughlin
Research Director, Environmental Fate & Metabolism, Massachusetts, USA @Smithers
Sean McLaughlin, Research Director, Wareham, Massachusetts, serves as a Group Lead for the Environmental Fate & Metabolism department, and functions as a Study Director on select projects. Sean has 30 years of experience with Smithers, with expertise in biodegradation, photolysis, and other environmental fate and metabolism studies.