EPA Science Inventory

Comparing Laboratory and Field Measured Biota-sediment Accumulation Factors

Citation:

BURKHARD, L., J. A. ARNOT, M. R. EMBRY, K. J. FARLEY, R. A. HOKE, M. KITANO, H. A. LESLIE, G. R. LOTUFO, T. F. PARKERTON, K. G. SAPPINGTON, G. T. TOMY, AND K. B. WOODBURN. Comparing Laboratory and Field Measured Biota-sediment Accumulation Factors. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. Allen Press, Inc., Lawrence, KS, 8(1):32-41, (2012).

Description:

The report presents a review of studies where biota-sediment accumulation factors (BSAFs) were measured in the field, and the same sediment samples were tested in the laboratory using sediment bioaccumulation testing protocols. The focus of this review was to document the extent of agreement between laboratory and field measured BSAFs. Documenting and understanding the levels of agreement between laboratory and field measurements is important because of the regulatory use of BSAF data in assessing new chemical and existing chemicals, evaluating navigational dredge materials, and establishing site-specific bioaccumulation factors for contaminated sediment sites.

Purpose/Objective:

The report presents a review of studies where biota-sediment accumulation factors (BSAFs) were measured in the field, and the same sediment samples were tested in the laboratory using sediment bioaccumulation testing protocols. The focus of this review was to document the extent of agreement between laboratory and field measured BSAFs. Documenting and understanding the levels of agreement between laboratory and field measurements is important because of the regulatory use of BSAF data in assessing new chemical and existing chemicals, evaluating navigational dredge materials, and establishing site-specific bioaccumulation factors for contaminated sediment sites.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 12/01/2012
Completion Date: 12/01/2012
Record Last Revised: 01/22/2013
Record Created: 01/18/2011
Record Released: 01/18/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 232635

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION

ECOTOXICOLOGY ANALYSIS RESEARCH