Green Deal cluster
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We are not alone in our effort to provide better tools to protect our society from toxic chemicals. Have a look at what our sister projects are working on, and make sure to check out their websites.
ALTERNATIVE is a three-year Horizon 2020 research project launched in October 2021. It is performed by an international consortium of 11 organisations, coordinated by Politecnico di Torino.
In the LIFESAVER vision, every pregnant woman must have a proper living environment with the minimal risks to the foetus, safeguarded with scientifically justified regulations in use and control of potentially risky chemical and medicinal products, leading to healthier quality lives of the babies, overarching for generations.”
PROMISCES’ results will be integrated in a decision support framework, as well as assessment and regulatory tools for improving human health protection related to resource recovery and use.
To Prevent, ZeroPM will develop scientific, policy and market tools for the substitution and mitigation of prioritized PM substances to safer and sustainable alternatives To Prioritize, ZeroPM will identify the groups of PM substances requiring the most urgent action. To Remove, ZeroPM will explore real-world scale remediation solutions and find their sustainability limits. By taking this systemic approach, the EU will be better able to avoid regrettable substitution – substituting one problematic chemical for another -and regrettable remediation – investing in remediation efforts more that cause more damage than the substance itself.
The goal is to close the knowledge gap and achieve breakthrough TRL advances in the toxicology, detection and remediation of probably the most objectionable and widespread class of contaminants -PFAS-, with an unprecedented energetic balance and virtually no external chemical additives.
A major effort is underway to develop Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA) of PFAS, including the new generation of congeners, to assist EC and EU countries in decision-making on these substances for environmental safety and human health.