Low dose, constant drip: Pharmaceutical, personal care pollution impacts aquatic life

Traditional toxicity testing underestimates the risk that pharmaceutical and personal care product pollution poses to freshwater ecosystems. Criteria that account for ecological disruption — not just organism death — are needed to protect surface waters, which are under pressure from a growing population and escalating synthetic chemical use. So reports a new study published this week in Elementa




Wonderful news, Melbec won the Business of the Year for 2017 and the prestigious Valley at Work Award 2017, we were also a finalist for Apprentice of the Year and Employer of the Year. The awards reflect the amazing work of our incredible staff and their commitment to customer care and service. Thank you to all and a great team effort!

Congratulations to all the finalist and the winners this year. Well done!



Melbec has a stand at SCS Formulate (Stand 115) the UK’s largest event of its kind, focusing on raw materials, ingredients and formulation services for personal care and cosmetic products.

Melbec offer testing services for the personal care and cosmetics industry including; Batch release, Stability, Challenge and Presence/Absence of specific organisms and a significant product development capability.

Speaker topics at this years event include; Brexit and the Cosmetics Industry , Beauty trends 2017: A world tourWhen a consumer reacts to a cosmetic product: From Cosmetovigilance to Patch testing

Hope to meet you there on stand 115