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Main Title Framework for Ecological Risk Assessment at the EPA. Annual Review.
Author Norton, S. B. ; Rodier, D. J. ; Gentile, J. H. ; van der Schalie, W. H. ; Wood, W. P. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/514 ;ERLN-1543;
Stock Number PB94-135092
Additional Subjects Risk assessment ; Environmental effects ; US EPA ; Environmental policy ; Environmental issues ; Man environment interactions ; Decision making ; Public health ; Environmental exposure ; Ecology ; Environment pollution ; Reprints ; Ecological stressors
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-135092 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Ecological risk assessments evaluate the likelihood of adverse ecological effects caused by stressors related to human activities such as draining of wetlands or release of chemicals. The term stressor is used to describe any chemical, physical, or biological entity that can induce adverse effects on ecological components (i.e., individuals, populations, communities, or ecosystems). In the review article, a historical perspective on ecological risk assessment activities at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is followed by a discussion of the EPA's Framework Report, (PB93-102192) which describes the basic elements for conducting an ecological risk assessment.