Integral Managing Principal Miranda Henning recently guest-edited a special issue of the journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM), dedicated to the topic of ecological risk assessment of per‐ and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
The July 2021 issue of IEAM documents and advances the current state of the practice, with respect to ecotoxicological research, environmental exposure monitoring and modeling, ecologically based screening benchmarks, and risk assessment frameworks.
Titled “Ecological Risk Assessment of Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances,” the July 2021 issue publishes 10 open access papers with topics spanning PFAS ecotoxicity, fate and accumulation, and global research status and priorities. The foreword, which Ms. Henning co-authored, first offers an overview of the series and then identifies nine information and research needs related to ecological risk assessment of PFAS. Among other things, she recommends PFAS research including conducting bioassays on under-represented ecological receptors, robust sediment toxicity studies, methodical testing of mixtures of multiple PFAS, and field studies to calibrate desktop and laboratory studies.
Published by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, IEAM aims to bridge the gap between scientific research and its application in decision-making, regulation, and management by focusing on collaboration among diverse disciplines.
Ms. Henning specializes in evaluating and resolving human health risks, ecological risks, and natural resource damages posed by chemical stressors in the environment. A certified senior ecologist, she has contributed to nearly 100 guidance documents, scientific publications, and technical presentations.
Henning, M.H., and P.C. Fuchsman. 2021. Ecological risk assessment of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances: Foreword. Integr. Environ. Assess. Manage. 17(4):670–672. https://doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4465
For more information, contact Ms. Henning at firstname.lastname@example.org.