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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Problems Associated with Published Environmental Fate Data.
Author Kollig, H. P. ; Kitchens, B. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/544;
Stock Number PB92-101666
Additional Subjects Environmental effects ; Chemical compounds ; Error analysis ; Quality control ; Quality assurance ; Data processing ; Environment models ; Environmental transport ; Chemical reactions ; Reaction kinetics ; Concentration(Composition) ; Study estimates ; Experimental design ; Data base management ; Risk assessment ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-101666 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/24/1992
Collation 11p
Some of the problems associated with published data on the environmental fate of chemicals are unknown quality/reliability, misquoted numbers, citations from other publications and not the original work, data referenced as unpublished or as personal communication, non-corroborating data up to several orders of magnitude apart in different sources, and insufficient documentation. These problems are discussed in the paper and suggestions are made for improving the quality of the literature data. In particular, researchers should apply a sound quality assurance program and adequately document experiments to enable investigators to repeat them. Better attention should be given to writing and proofreading manuscripts to minimize mistakes, and the primary reference should be obtained to assure the correctness of a value. (Copyright (c) 1990 Gordon and Breach, Science Publishers, Inc.)