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Main Title Development of laboratory model ecosystems as early warning elements of environmental pollution.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Metcalf, Robert L.
Publisher Aerospace Medical Research Lab,
Year Published 1974
Report Number AMRL-TR-74-125-Paper-1; AD-A01 851; AMRL-TR-74-125-PAPER-1
OCLC Number 908561573
Subjects Toxicology. ; Air Pollution and Control. ; Water Pollution and Control. ; Ecology. ; Simulation. ; Models. ; Chemicals. ; Drugs. ; Insecticides. ; Pesticides. ; Biodeterioration.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  AD-A011 851 Microfiche collection Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/11/2015
Collation 12 pages.
Prepared in cooperation with Illinois Univ., Urbana-Champaign. "AD-A01 851." "AMRL-TR-74-125-PAPER-1." "Filmed 8-13-75 NTIS." Microfiche.
Contents Notes
To date the authors have studied the fate of approximately 100 organic compounds in the several types of model ecosystems described. The use of the model ecosystem technology provides a relatively simple way to measure the environmental toxicology and degradation pathways for new compounds in a variety of organisms. Model ecosystems are invaluable for screening new compounds for environmental persistence and degradation to demonstrate which of many possible derivatives or modifications are least hazardous to environmental quality. Model ecosystems provide the only practical way to study the complex interactions involved in the biological behavior of mixtures of environmental pollutants. Finally, model ecosystem studies are unusually graphic and visually appealing and have considerable teaching value for study of the problems of environmental micropollution.