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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Research on fate and effects on toxic chemicals in terrestrial plants at EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory /|
|CORP Author||Southwest Alabama Health Systems Agency, Mobile.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/D-89/201; ERL-COR-998D|
|Additional Subjects||Chemical compounds ; Plants(Botany) ; Environmental surveys ; Mathematical models ; Information systems ; Industrial wastes ; Agricultural chemistry ; Biomass ; Pesticides ; Biodeterioration ; Ecology ; Food chain ; Toxic substances ; Biological effects ; Land pollution ; Path of pollutants ; Biological accumulation ; Environmental fate ; US EPA|
|Collation||12 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
The authors research is motivated by the need to protect the human chain and the environment from contamination by agricultural and industrial toxic chemicals. The objective of their research is to learn what plant mechanisms determine uptake, translocation, accumulation, and biodegradation of toxic chemicals in terrestrial plants. They believe that with this knowledge, a model can be developed that will be useful in understanding and predicting chemical fate in plants. The authors are also concerned about the effects of chemicals on the plants physiology and the resultant effect on uptake patterns and biomass production. Their work has been divided into the following three areas: database development, chemical fate experiments in plants, and model development.
"1989 Symposium paper: Proceedings of "Human Exposure to Chemicals" Toronto, Canada, Dec 12-13, 1988." Microfiche.