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|Main Title||Interlaboratory Comparison of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Bioconcentration Test Method Using the Eastern Oyster.|
|Author||Schimmel, S. C. ; Garnas, R. L. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.|
|Additional Subjects||Test methods ; Oysters ; Water pollution ; Chlorobenzenes ; Phenol ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Fishes ; Mollusca ; Hazardous materials ; Reprints ; Bioconcentration factor ; Crassostrea virginica ; ASTM method ; Benzene/pentachloro ; Phenol/pentachloro|
Four laboratories participated in a bioconcentration interlaboratory comparison study using the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). Three chemicals were selected for study, including p,p'-DDE, pentachlorophenol (PCP), and 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene (TCB). The test method used was that of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 'Standard Practice for Conducting Bioconcentration tests with Fishes and Saltwater Bivalve Molluscs'. These results indicate that the ASTM Method can generate reproducible results even though the participating laboratories varied in their experience and in their water quality characteristics and were widely separated geographically.