Assessing The Hazard Of Metals And Inorganic Metal Substances In Aquatic And Terrestrial Systems

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Current procedures used for hazard identification and classification are based on persistence, bioaccumulation, and toxicity measurements. Assessing the Hazard of Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems provides the basis for improvements to the current model for hazard assessment. This book reviews the scientific underpinnings of the use of persistence as applied to metals, including bioavailability, and the use of bioaccumulation to evaluate aquatic species and aquatic-linked food chains. It also examines toxicity procedures as used within PBT approaches and examines measures for metals in terrestrial ecosystems, seeking improvements or alternatives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420044409
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

A Pellston Workshop on Metals Hazard Assessment, W.J. Adams and P.M. Chapman

Executive Summary, W.J. Adams and P.M. Chapman

Integrated Approach for Hazard Assessment of Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances: The Unit World Model Approach, A. Peters, W.J. Adams, M.L. Diamond, W. Davison, D.M. Di Toro, P.J. Doyle, D. Mackay, J. Nriagu, C. Ptacek, J.M. Skeaff, E. Tipping, and H. Waeterschoot

Bioaccumulation: Hazard Identification of Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances, C.E. Schlekat, J.C. McGeer, R. Blust, U. Borgmann, K. Brix, N. Bury, Y. Couillard, R.L. Dwyer, S.N. Luoma, S. Robertson, K.G. Sappington, I. Schoeters, and D.T.H.M. Sijm

Aquatic Toxicity for Hazard Identification of Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances, A.S. Green, P.M. Chapman, H.E. Allen, P.G.C. Campbell, R.D. Cardwell, K. De Schamphelaere, K. Delbeke, D.R. Mount, and W.A. Stubblefield

Hazard Assessment of Inorganic Metals and Metal Substances in Terrestrial Systems, E. Smolders, S. McGrath, A. Fairbrother, B.A. Hale, E. Lombi, M. McLaughlin, M. Rutgers, and L. Van der Vliet

Appendix A: A Unit World Model for Hazard Assessment of Organics and Metals

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