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Main Title The precision of the ASTM bioconcentration test /
Author Kosian, Patricia ; Lemke, Armond ; Studders, Karen ; Veith, Gilman ;
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Author Title of a Work
Kosian, Patricia.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory ; Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA 600-3-81-022
Stock Number PB81-168932
OCLC Number 13583174
Subjects Chemicals--Testing ; Fishes--Effect of water pollution on
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Residues ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Precision ; Concentration(Composition) ; Minnows ; Fishes ; Exposure ; Bioaccumulation ; ASTM analysis ; Depuration ; Analytical methods ; Bioconcentration test ; Benzene/hexachloro ; Benzene/trichloro ; Benzene/dichloroethylidene-bis(chloro) ; DDE insecticide ; Fathead minnows
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EKCD  EPA-600/3-81-022 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/10/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-81-022 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELDD  EPA-600/3-81-022 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 09/13/2002
NTIS  PB81-168932 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The ASTM method for measuring the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of chemicals was evaluated using 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene (TCB), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), and p,p'-DDE (DDE). Four replicate, 28-day exposures of the chemicals to fathead minnows were used to determine the precision of the test method. Using the 28-day values, the mean BCF for TCB, HCB, and DDE were 1,700 (+ or - 70), 35,000 (+ or - 3,300), and 50,000 (+ or - 4,800), respectively. The results showed that steady-state residues are not attained for highly bioaccumulative chemicals in the 28-day exposure, and the calculation of the BCF by dividing the 28 day residues by the mean water concentration is inadequate. Two alternate methods of calculating the BCF are discussed.
At head of title: research and development. "PB81-168932." "February 1981." "EPA-600/3-81-022." Photocopy.