I am minor partner in an environmental consultancy, Faust & Backhaus Environmental Consulting. This is a so-called micro-enterprise that we founded in 2001, consisting of Dr. Michael Faust, the manager and senior partner plus myself as a minor partner. We have been working almost exclusively (with
one two exceptions) with/for various governmental authorities, often together with academic groups. The two exceptions are (1) Electricté de France, the French state-owned energy conglomerate, and (2) Oak Foundation, a Swiss public foundation.
We provide reviews of the scientific literature, reviews of draft reports and the like. Below is a list of our projects, as of 15 June 2018.
Earlier, the projects until 2014 were listed on a separate homepage, over at www.fb-envico.com. This page is currently (June 2018) offline, as it does not seem to fulfill the criteria of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you are interested, here is a complete PDF printout of the old page. I simply supply those because some dear friends argue that I want to hide something, see here.
|2014-2018||Partner in the R&D project “SOLUTIONS” (funded by the European Commission, FP7)|
|2014||Review for Environment Canada’s draft report on the cumulative risk of phthalates under the Canadian risk management plan (service contract for Environment Canada).|
|2013 – 2015||Development of approaches for the environmental cost-benefit analyses for veterinary drugs (funded by the German Federal Environmental Agency)|
|2014||Review of the scientific literature on the biotransformation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers with a special emphasis on BDE209 (service contract for the Norwegian Environment Agency)|
|2013 – 2014||Risk assessment of toxicological interactions between decabromdiphenyl ether and other polybrominated diphenyl ethers (service contract for the Norwegian Environment Agency)|
|2012 – 2014||Ad-hoc study to support the initial establishment of the list of candidates for substitution as required in Article 80(7) of Regulation EC No 1107/2009 (funded by Directorate General for Health and Consumers, EU Commission)|
|2012 – 2014||Developing approaches for the comparative risk assessment of plant protection products in order to facilitate substitution (funded by the German Federal Environment Agency)|
|2011 – 2014||HEROIC – Health and Environmental Risks: Organisation, Integration and Cross-fertilisation of Scientific Knowledge (funded by the European Commission, FP7)|
|2014||Review of the scientific literature on experimental designs for toxicity testing and hazard assessment of chemical mixtures (service contract for Electricité de France)|
|2010 – 2012||Investigation of the state of the science on combined actions of chemicals in food through dissimilar modes of action including endocrine disruptors, and a proposal for a science-based approach for performing related cumulative risk assessment. (funded by the European Food Safety Authority)|
|2010-2014||Partner in the R&D project NanoFATE: Assessment of environmental fate, hazards and risks of man-made nanoparticles (funded by the EU Commission, FP7)|
|2010||Hazard and Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures under REACH (service contract for the Swedish Chemicals Agency)|
|2010 – 2012||Combined Exposures to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – Bridging the Gap between Science, Chemicals Risk Assessment and Regulation. (funded by the Oak Foundation)|
|2009 – 2011||State-of-the-Art Assessment of Endocrine Disrupters. (European Commission, DG Environment/SANCO, service contract)|
|2009-2010||State-of-the-Art Report on Mixture Toxicity (European Commission, DG Environment, service contract)|
|2008 – 2011||Partner in CONTAMED – Contaminant mixtures and human reproductive health – novel strategies for health impact and risk assessment of endocrine disrupters. (funded by the European Commission, FP6 )|
|2002 – 2007||Partner in R&D project EDEN: Exploring Novel Endpoints, Exposure, Low-Dose- and Mixture-Effects in Humans, Aquatic Wildlife and Laboratory Animals. (funded by the European Commission, FP6)|
|2001 – 2005||Partner in R&D project ACE: Analysing combination effects of mixtures of estrogenic chemicals in ma-rine and freshwater organisms (funded by the EU Commission, FP6)|
|2001 – 2004||Partner in INNOCHEM – Impact of Chemicals Regulation on Innovation towards Sustainability. (funded by the BMBF, the German Ministry for Education and Research)|
|2003||RISIKOKOMMISSION – work for the commission on a reform of the procedures and organisational structures for the assessment of risks to public health in Germany (jointly established by German Ministries for Health and for the Environment, service contract)|