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Mapping Cumulative Environmental Risks: Examples from the EU NoMiracle Project

We present examples of cumulative chemical risk mapping methods developed within the NoMiracle project. The different examples illustrate the application of the concentration addition (CA) approach to pesticides at different scale, the integration in space of cumulative risks to individual organisms under the CA assumption, and two techniques to (1) integrate risks using data-driven, parametric statistical methods, and (2) cluster together areas with similar occurrence of different risk factors, respectively. The examples are used to discuss some general issues, particularly on the conventional nature of cumulative risk maps, and may provide some suggestions for the practice of cumulative risk mapping.

Pistocchi A, Groenwold J, Lahr J, Loos M, Mujica M, Ragas A, Rallo R, Sala S, Schlink U, Strebel K, Vighi M, Vizcaino P (2010) Mapping Cumulative Environmental Risks: Examples from the EU NoMiracle Project. Environ. Model. Assess., 16(2):119-133