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Main Title Introduction to a Discussion of the Use of Aquatic Toxicity Tests for Evaluation of the Effects of Toxic Substances.
Author Brungs, W. A. ; Mount., D. I. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.;American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA. Committee D-19 on Water.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/J-78/038;
Stock Number PB-286 125
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Toxicology ; Aquatic biology ; Estimating ; Tests ; Standards ; Experimental data ; Water quality ; Extrapolation ; Cost ; Responses ; Procedures ; Fishes ; Bioassay ; Evaluation ; Ecology ; Residues ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Environmental effects ; Environmental persistence ; Developing country application
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-286 125 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 16p
A variety of classes of aquatic toxicity tests are presented and discussed in relation to their ability to provide useful estimates of the environmental effects of chemicals or discharges. These classes of tests can be judged and compared numerically by several standards: ability to permit extrapolation to meaningful effect; ease and cost of conducting tests; applicability to response to a wide variety of chemicals; availability of documented detailed procedures; ecological importance and persistence of effect; and scientific and legal defensibility of the procedure. No single class of tests can be expected to be clearly superior to all others, indicating the need for a variety of testing at successive tiers of intensity of study.