With its working groups, the Division offers a forum for promoting environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology. The following working groups currently exist:
The working group group mainly deals with tropospheric chemistry and the influence of anthropogenic (e.g. air traffic ) and natural (e.g. desert dust) emissions on the composition of the air and their effect on the climate. Condensed phase chemistry , particle formation and photochemistry in cloud droplets, long-distance transport and atmospheric degradation of pesticides and semi-volatile chemicals are also receiving increasing attention. Members of the working group also play a key role in the GDCh/DECHEMA/DBG joint committee on chemistry, air quality and climate (photooxidants , halogenated hydrocarbons) and in the fine dust expert group of DECHEMA, KRdL and GDCh.
The focus of the work lies in the exchange of experiences in the implementation of the REACh regulation, in particular on the subjects of exposure, persistence, ecotoxicology, toxicology and risk assessment. In addition to industrial chemicals, the working group group also focuses on the evaluation of biocides and pharmaceuticals , and new research topics are presented regularly.
The working group sees its task in supporting the ongoing amendment of the Soil Protection Ordinance (BBodSchV) by transporting relevant scientific knowledge and practical experience to legislative bodies. Conversely, he also offers assistance and initiates scientific research with questions from higher-level committees. The working group group will begin its work with the subject of the future assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in the soil , in particular with the current amendment proposal, which is currently the subject of very controversial discussion. Substances beyond the 16 EPA-PAHs and PAH transformation products that have so far received little attention should also be taken into account .
Scientists from various disciplines are involved in the working group group in order to exchange experiences and develop contributions to the continuous improvement of the quality of environmental monitoring. Key issues are working group at two to three working group meetings a year. A particular concern is to make the collected monitoring data usable. Depending on the occasion, an attempt is made
Results from the represented institutions in joint contributions to summarize around you in to publish in scientific journals
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