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SETAC Asia/Pacific is a geographic unit of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), established to promote and undertake activities of SETAC in the Asia/Pacific region. SETAC Asia/Pacific is dedicated to the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of chemicals and technology on the environment. The Society also provides an open forum for scientists and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, education, research and development, and manufacturing and distribution to exchange information and share opinions across the nations and disciplines. The primary goals of SETAC Asia/Pacific are to

  1. support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity of the Asia/Pacific region.
  2. encourage interactions among environmental scientists and disseminate information on environmental toxicology and chemistry.
  3. provide a forum for communication among professionals in government, business, academia, and other segments of the environmental science community and for the protection and welfare of the general public.

The move for an Asia/Pacific unit of SETAC began in 1991, with the lead taken by Dr. Graeme Batley and Dr. Eun Namkung. SETAC Asia/Pacific was officially included as a geographic unit of SETAC in 1997. It currently comprises approximately 300 members from 12 regions, representing academia, corporate, government, and research sectors.

The SETAC Asia/Pacific Board of Directors consists of up to 10 members with representation from at least 5 countries in the Asia/Pacific region, and preferably including representation from government, academia, and business, in keeping with the general aims of SETAC.

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