Our research has highlighted international scientists' research priorities and our key knowledge gaps when it comes to the risks and impacts of chemicals. This research is part of a much larger global horizon scanning exercise co-ordinated by the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. - Dr Alistair Boxall from the University of York's Environment DepartmentSimilar studies to ours are being performed in North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Taken together these exercises should help to focus global research into the impacts of chemicals in the environment." He added, "Considering chemicals in isolation can result in a simplistic assessment that doesn't account for the complexity of the real world. For example, a fish won't be exposed to a single chemical but to hundreds if not thousands of chemicals. Other pressures, such as temperature stress, will also be at play and it is likely that these components work together to adversely affect ecosystem health." One of the many suggestions was that the harmful effects should not be considered as an individual effect but its effects and the environment should be considered in combination with other stressors.
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