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Main Title Procedures for the derivation of equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmarks (ESBs) for the protection of benthic organisms : dieldrin /
Author Berry, W. J. ; Burgess, R. M. ; Hansen, D. J. ; DiToro, D. M. ; DeRosa, L. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Berry, Walter J.
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. Atlantic Ecology Div. ;Great Lakes Environmental Center, Traverse City, MI. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division ; Mid-Continent Ecology Division,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA/600/R-02/010
Stock Number PB2004-104041
OCLC Number 54993413
Subjects Pesticides--Environmental aspects. ; Contaminated sediments--Analysis. ; Dieldrin--Toxicology. ; Benthos--Effect of contaminated sediments on.
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Benthos ; Dieldrin ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Benchmarks ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Water quality ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Risk assessment ; Biological assay ; Exposure ; Ecology ; Protection ; Contaminants ; Insecticides ; Chemicals
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NTIS  PB2004-104041 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
This equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmark (ESB) document describes procedures to derive concentrations of the insecticide dieldrin in sediment which are protective of the presence of benthic organisms. The equilibrium partitioning (EqP) approach was chosen because it accounts for the varying biological availability of chemicals in different sediments and allows for the incorporation of the appropriate biological effects concentration. This provides for the derivation of benchmarks that are casually linked to the specific chemical, applicable across sediments, and appropriately protective of benthic organisms.
"August 2003." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/R-02/010." Microfiche.