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Main Title Use of Short-Term Bioassays in Estimating Human Health Hazards of Wastewater Effluents.
Author Condie, L. W. ; Easterly, C. E. ; Glass, L. R. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Toxicology and Microbiology Div. ;Oak Ridge National Lab., TN. Health and Safety Research Div.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/132;
Stock Number PB88-220686
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Wastewater ; Hazardous materials ; Regulations ; Mixtures ; Mutagens ; Effluents ; Chemical effluents ; Water pollution detection ; Toxic substances ; Risk assessment ; Health effects ; Health hazards ; Cytotoxins ; Carcinogens ; Wastewater treatment facilities
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-220686 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 17p
Effluents from wastewater treatment facilities are discharged as a complex mixture of numerous chemical substances, which may include cytotoxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic compounds. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently established a research program to determine if a bioassay approach for evaluating the potential adverse human health effects from exposure to complex mixtures might supplement conventional chemical analysis for setting regulatory limits for wastewaters. The paper summarizes a bioassay testing strategy for characterizing cytotoxic and mutagenic activity of various wastewater effluents. The use of a relative potency framework for assessing complex mixtures for potential health hazards is addressed.