This editorial has the intention to highlight the role of the toxicological scientific societies in the Brazilian regulatory framework, reflecting on the importance of scientifically sound based protocols for the derivation of environmental standards, especially for the protection of the aquatic life. Some examples of initiatives organized by the scientists of Ecotox- Brasil and other toxicological societies are presented as well as the contribution of the EEC journal in the process. The involvement of the society, industry and academia in the regulatory process in a constructive dialogue in is key for the improvement of the Brazilian norms and consequently a better protection of our environment.
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