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SETAC's Mission

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) is a non-profit, worldwide professional society composed of individuals and institutions engaged in:

  • The study, analysis and solution of environmental problems
  • The management and regulation of natural resources
  • Environmental education
  • Research and development

SETAC's mission is to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.

SETAC promotes the advancement and application of scientific research related to contaminants and other stressors in the environment, education in the environmental sciences, and the use of science in environmental policy and decision-making.

The Society provides a forum where scientists, managers, and other professionals exchange information and ideas for the development and use of multidisciplinary scientific principles and practices leading to sustainable environmental quality.

The founding principles of SETAC are:

  • Multidisciplinary approaches to solving environmental problems
  • Balance: Academia, Business, Government
  • Objectivity: Science-based

Environmental toxicology and chemistry embrace fields of study that include:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Atmospheric sciences and engineering
  • Biology
  • Classical toxicology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental assessment and management
  • Genetics
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Microbiology
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physiology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Soil sciences and engineering
  • Water sciences and engineering