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Bioaccumulation in Aquatic Systems

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Pages: 239

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:12/13/1991 - Wiley-VCH

By: Unknown

This invaluable book considers the most important questions that arise during such a study and gives approaches to their solutions. Validation: Do the present guidelines yield reliable results and are they sufficient? How can modelling of bioconcentration be performed? Can the bioaccumulation potential of a chemical be predicted by Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSARs)? Extrapolation: Can test results be extrapolated between organism groups? Can laboratory results be extrapolated to environmental conditions and vice-versa? Is a distinction between bioconcentration and biomagnification necessary? Evaluation: Does bioaccumulation reflect toxicity? How can data on bioaccumulation be evaluated differentially? What are the current approaches to assess bioaccumulation: are they capable of further development? International experts from industry, government and research give opinions and statements on these complex questions.  

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