Closing the chemicals knowledge gap: a matter of substance

Picture: Shutterstock / rawpixel.comThis past autumn PRACSIS organised the official launch of DG Environment’s IPCheM (Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring). IPCheM addresses major knowledge gaps on chemicals through a smartly designed single-access point for data collections.

The platform is an essential instrument for policy makers who still lack reliable data on chemicals and their exposure and burden on the environment, human health, food safety and indoor air quality.

The launch event was the first presentation of the platform to the wider public and encouraged participants to share their data. Prominent speakers from the European Commission’s DG Environment, Joint Research Centre (JRC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) presented the platform’s multiple benefits.

Testimonials came from Europe’s leading research institutes including the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and the Belgian Centre of Expertise on Environment and Health (VITO).

PRACSIS offered all-around conference services, including the event website, venue booking, online registration, travel arrangements, moderation, production of conference documents, and on-the-spot support.

IPCheM can be accessed here.