||Procedures for the derivation of equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmarks (ESBs) for the protection of benthic organisms : dieldrin /
Berry, W. J. ;
Burgess, R. M. ;
Hansen, D. J. ;
DiToro, D. M. ;
DeRosa, L. D.
||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.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division ; Mid-Continent Ecology Division,
Pesticides--Environmental aspects. ;
Contaminated sediments--Analysis. ;
Benthos--Effect of contaminated sediments on.
Water pollution ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
Water quality ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Risk assessment ;
Biological assay ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||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.