Learn about the importance of metals in toxicology and ecotoxicology

Metals are used in almost every aspect of modern society, from transport to energy, housing to healthcare, food to technology. Innovation continues apace to develop ever more useful metal-containing materials for wider and more specialised applications, like for new energy technologies (eg. solar cells, batteries, wind generation, etc) and to produce complex electronic devices and networks.

This course is focused on the properties and approaches that are key for the appropriate assessment and management of risks associated with metals. The course will help you develop an understanding of the properties of metals and the impact of their toxicity on humans and the environment.

How will this course teach me about metals toxicity and management?

This course has been written by experts in the industry with a vested interest in ensuring the widespread knowledge of the toxicity, management and impact metals can have in our lives. 

What will be covered?

  • Natural background and essentiality
  • Bioavailability
  • Data handling (quality, relevance, aggregation) and read-across
  • Inhalation toxicology
  • Genotoxicity/carcinogenicity
  • Assessment of man via the environment exposure
  • The role of materials flow and diffuse source assessments to determine the regional and continental risk

Take a look at the learning outcomes for each of the modules here.

Who is this course for?

  • Regulatory authorities in charge of evaluating metals in different chemicals management systems (hazard identification, exposure assessment, risk assessment, risk management)
  • Professionals in the field of environmental science, particularly those working with decision-makers in the public or private sectors
  • Industry persons in charge with environmental regulations related to metals, including new recruits needing training on metals science
  • People working in research and development
  • Anyone interested in metals toxicology

The authors

This course has been written by Eurometaux, Arche Consulting and the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM). Combining the experience of these three bodies provides a breadth of knowledge to be shared across this course, leading to some fantastic lessons to be learned in its content.

Price and group rates

  • Low per-trainee prices and attractive group rates ensure you maximise returns on your training budget
  • Initial single place cost for non-members: £400  (€450/$520) - members receive a discount based on their membership level
  • For group rates for multiple trainees please email us for a quote at: cw.sales@chemicalwatch.com or call us on +44 (0)1743 818 292

Disclaimer: For the smoothest learning experience it is advised to complete the courses either in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

*Dependant on internet connection

Exclusive discount for Chemical Watch members   

Advance and Essential members are entitled to a discount on all Chemical Watch events.   

Advance members will receive 20% discount
Essential members will receive 15% discount

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Key benefits of taking this eLearning course

Informative, convenient & easy to use

  • Valuable training written and by Eurometaux, Arche Consulting and the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM).
  • The course is easy to “pick up where you left off” – enabling you to study at your own pace.
  • Runs on PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone – allowing you to study at work, from home or on the go, fitting your training conveniently around your busy schedule.
  • No travel required – making it a time-efficient training resource that keeps you and your team’s travel commitments and expenses down.

Appeals to a wide range of learning styles

Designed for multiple learning styles – our courses include image, text, interactive elements, video and audio to ensure all learning styles are catered for.

An extensive glossary of terms – helping you decipher key terminology.

Course Note Handouts – to supplement the content, and to help you revise the material on- and offline.

Measurable outcomes

Self-assessment quiz questions – helping you measure whether you’ve met the learning objectives for each section of the course, giving instant feedback on your progress.

Affordable learning

  • Low per-trainee prices and attractive group rates – ensuring you maximise returns on your training budget.
  • Initial single place cost for non-members: £400  (€450/$520) - members receive a discount based on their membership level
  • For group rates for multiple trainees, please email us for a quote at: cw.sales@chemicalwatch.com or call us on +44 (0)1743 818 292