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Main Title Use of Bioassays in Determining the Toxicity of Sediment to Benthic Organisms.
Author Lamberson, J. O. ; Swartz, R. C. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., Newport, OR. Marine Science Center.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/221 ;ERLN-N013;
Stock Number PB86-110681
Additional Subjects Benthos ; Toxicity ; Sediments ; Water pollution ; Crustacea ; Bioassay ; Regulations ; Spatial distribution ; Fresh water ; Sea water ; Hot spots
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-110681 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 34p
Sediment bioassay methods range in complexity from short-term acute tests of the effects of individual contaminants on single species, to long-term tests of the effects of chemical mixtures on the function of benthic mesocosms. The phoxocephalid amphipod bioassay developed in the laboratory, as well as other marine and freshwater sediment bioassays, can be used to determine the spatial distribution of sediment toxicity along pollution gradients, to identify 'hot spots' in contaminated areas, or to determine the toxicity of materials experimentally added to sediment. Sediment bioassays are being used successfully in regulatory programs.