||National Environmental Specimen Bank. Proceedings of the Joint EPA/NBS Workshop on Recommendations and Conclusions on the National Environmental Specimen Bank Held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland on August 19-20, 1976.
Rook, Harry L. ;
Goldstein., George M. ;
||National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. Inst. for Materials Research.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Specimen banks ;
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The Workshop consisted of a review session where past considerations were discussed; a technical session where recent analytical research relevant to the sample bank was abstracted and discussed; and a planning session where planning and design of a prototype banking system was outlined. The workshop concluded that with the ever increasing influx of new man-made substances into our ecosystem, that a formalized, systematic approach is needed to assess the environmental impact of these substances on a national as well as an international level. The technology to initiate a pilot banking program is presently available and was formulated into a five-year pilot bank program. This program will be evaluated at each stage of development.