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Performing Ecological Risk Assessments

By: EJ Calabrese and LA Baldwin

288 pages, Illus

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #28922 | ISBN: 0873717031
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About this book

Performing Ecological Risk Assessments is an extensive compilation of work discussing the components of an ecological risk assessment and how it compares with a human risk assessment. Topics considered in this title include an introduction to environmental fate models and pharmacokinetic factors, documentation and critiques for the quantitative basis of uncertainty factors (UFs) in ecological risk assessment, a schematic scheme for deriving chemical-specific and species-specific maximum acceptable tissue concentration (MATCs), a discussion about sediment quality criteria (SQC), and discussions of methods for deriving multi-contaminant ecosystem MATCs. The book is an excellent reference for environmental toxicologists and chemists, ecological risk assessors, environmental consultants, and regulatory personnel.


Ecological Risk Assessment: An Overview. Exposure Assessment. The Maximum Acceptable Tissue Concentration (MATISSUEC) Approach. Uncertainty Factor For Ecological Risk Assessment. Deriving MATCs: Chemical and Species-Specific. The Toxicity Reference Value (TRV). Sediment Quality Criteria. Chemical Specific Ecosystem MATC.Deriving Multi-Contaminant Ecosystem MATCs. Final Thoughts. References. Appendices: Resume of Vertebrate Classification. Sample Problems Using the Proposed Methodology. Aquatic Toxicology Mixtures.

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