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RECORD NUMBER: 322 OF 2885
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Bioaccumulation testing and interpretation for the purpose of sediment quality assessment : status and needs /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water [and] Office of Solid Waste,|
|Report Number||EPA-823-R-00-001 (v. 1.); EPA-823-R-00-002 (v. 2.)|
|Subjects||Persistent pollutants--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Persistent pollutants--Bioaccumulation--United States. ; Persistent pollutants--Toxicology--United States. ; Bioaccumulation--United States--Testing. ; Lake sediments--United States--Testing. ; River sediments--United States--Testing. ; Water quality--United States--Testing. ; Water--Pollution--United States--Testing. ; Chemicals--Physiological effect--United States--Testing. ; Water--Pollution--Testing. ; Water quality--Testing. ; Chemicals--United States--Physiological effect--Testing. ; Pollution--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Sediment--Pollution|
|Additional Subjects||Water pollution effects ; Bioaccumulation ; Bottom sediments ; Testing ; Quality assurance ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Environmental persistence ; Biological availability ; Sampling ; Risk assessment ; Environmental exposure pathway ; Toxic substances ; Factor analysis ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Biological properties ; Data collection ; Data analysis ; Data quality ;|
|Collation||2 volumes ; 28 cm|
EPA prepared this document to serve as a status and needs summary of the use of bioaccumulation data. This document was also prepared to respond to increased interest in the fate and effects of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) pollutants, as evidenced by the development of EPA's multimedia PBT Strategy. The purpose of this document is to describe existing knowledge on the use of bioaccumulation data as part of sediment quality assessments. This document: Provides a comprehensive summary of existing knowledge on bioaccumulation; Provides a compilation of exposure and effects data for persistent, bioaccumulative chemicals; Discusses factors that affect the bioavailability of sediment-associated contaminants; Identifies how various programs currently use bioaccumulation data for sediment management decisions; and Identifies issues and research needs for interpreting bioaccumulation data for the purpose of assessing sediment quality.
"February 2000." Appendix consists mostly of tables. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-823-R-00-001"--Cover, v. . "EPA-823-R-00-002"--Cover, v. .
v. . Text -- v. . Appendix.