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Main Title Chapter 18: Workgroup Summary Report on an Uncertainty Evaluation of Measurement Endpoints Used in Sediment Ecological Risk Assessments.
Author Ingersoll, C. G. ; Ankley, G. T. ; Baudo, R. ; Burton, G. A. ; Lick, W. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;National Biological Service, Onalaska, WI.
Publisher 1996
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/600/A-96/097;
Stock Number PB97-123087
Additional Subjects Bottom sediments ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Uncertainty analysis ; Risk assessment ; Exposure ; Bioavailability ; Bioaccumulation ; Ecological concentration ; Environmental persistence ; Toxicity ; Water pollution effects ; Benthos ; Invertebrates ; Environmental impact assessments ; Chemical analysis ; Endpoints ; Sediment Quality Criteria
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB97-123087 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/22/1997
Collation 36p
This chapter describes the uncertainty associated with specific measurement endpoints commonly used in sediment ecological risk assessments (SERAs) and discusses approaches for addressing these sources of uncertainty. These step-wise procedures provide explicit guidance on the four major elements of risk assessments, including: problem formulation, exposure assessment, effect assessment, and risk characterization. In addition, several types of measurement endpoints were identified at the Workshop which have been used to conduct these SERAs, including: (1) toxicity tests (both the fraction tested and the endpints selected); (2) benthic invertebrate assessments; (3) bioaccumulation assessments; (4) sediment chemistry; and (5) sediment quality quidelines.