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A Beginner’s Guide to Endocrine Disruptors in Plant Protection Products and Biocides

4-week online course | 1 hour per week

2021 Dates TBC

Online Academy

Endocrine Disruptors have grown in significance within the agricultural sector as the evidence on their ability to interfere with the body's hormonal system grew. They are linked to adverse developmental, reproductive, neuroglial and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. As a result, there has been a commitment from the EU, through regulation, to reduce their use in products including agrochemicals such as plant protection products.

Over the course of 4 weeks, you will gain a solid understanding of endocrine disruptors and learn how to effectively conduct risk assessments. You will also learn how to overcome challenges associated with the various types of testing such as toxicological and ecotoxicological.

If you would like to start the course sooner than advertised simply get in contact with our training consultants by emailing [email protected] and we will arrange this for you as soon as possible.

  • Gain an introduction to what endocrine disruptors are and how they affect human and animal health
  • Understand how to effectively conduct risk assessments for your plant protection or biocidal product
  • Cement your knowledge with case studies and comprehensive quizzes

Silke Bollmohr (PhD) is the Managing Director of Ecotrac Consulting and has over ten years’ experience in capacity building and environmental education in chemical risk assessment and water quality monitoring. Silke also has 12 years of experience in the occurrence and effects of stressors in surface waters and holds extensive knowledge in the environmental fate of chemicals, field relevant toxicity testing and the use of empirical modelling in predicting environmental exposure and effect scenarios.

Silke has worked on projects in African countries as well as in Europe, dealing with mining activities, municipal environmental challenges and sustainable agriculture. In addition, Silke is well linked to government, industry and academia in various African countries through past experiences working in government, academia and industry.

Silke recently won the Global Capacity Building Award from SETAC in Brussels.

This course is relevant to anyone who is concerned with the research and development of agrochemicals and biocides, who wishes to gain an introductory-level understanding of the effects and challenges posed by them.

ATI online academies are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.


Modules are released on a weekly basis so you can pace yourself alongside your peers and you will have access to a comprehensive set of assets to support your learning such as video content, quizzes and case studies.

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ATI is committed to delivering learning programmes, both online and face-to-face, which drive the growth of the agrochemical industry by developing the knowledge and competencies of professionals. Upon completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate which can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile and shared through social media to demonstrate your professional development to the industry. Once your course is completed you will receive instructions for how to obtain and share the certificate.

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