During recent months a whole raft of results have been released by the Life APEX project in which the PBMS is a partner. Initial results for time-trend analysis (2000-2018) shows that many per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are declining in otters from the UK and harbour seals from Germany, and that BDEs (bromodiphenyl ethers also called Poly-bromodiphenyl ethers (PBDEs)) are declining in otters (UK) and bream (Germany) as well. These and further results and actions are presented in the latest Life APEX newsletter.
LIFE APEX is a demonstration project that explores pan-European collection and use of chemical monitoring data. The Union-wide novelty of LIFE APEX’s approach centres around the use of chemical monitoring data from apex predators and their prey (AP&P) for the purposes of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH) and Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).