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Main Title Freshwater Sediment Toxicity Bioassessment: Rationale for Species Selection and Test Design.
Author Giesy, J. P. ; Hoke, R. A. ;
CORP Author Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/429;
Stock Number PB90-264821
Additional Subjects Aquatic biology ; Sediments ; Toxicity ; Bacteria ; Bioassay ; Algae ; Mollusca ; Protozoa ; Daphnia ; Reprints ; Chemical water pollutants ; Toxic substances ; Environmental monitoring ; Remedial action
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-264821 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/03/1990
Collation 33p
Abstract The rationale and conceptual basis for the use of sediment toxicity assays are discussed in relationship to their use in sediment evaluations employing faunal surveys, toxicity assays, and chemical analyses. The disadvantages and advantages of various species from the major classes of aquatic organisms for use as sediment toxicity assay organisms are presented. Relative sensitivities of selected species and their ease of laboratory culture and utility as assay organisms are used to rank assays and propose a battery of assays for the rapid screening evaluation of sediment toxicity. The usefulness of a battery of assays for the screening evaluation of sediment toxicity and statistical considerations which are important in the development of study designs and the analysis of results from the battery of proposed assays are discussed. The assays recommended for inclusion in the screening battery for evaluation of sediment toxicity are Microtox, an algal assay, the Chironomus tentans 10-d growth assay, and the 48-h Daphnia magna acute assay.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Jnl. of Great Lakes Research, v15 n4 p539-569 1989. Sponsored by Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Freshwater Sediment Toxicity Bioassessment: Rationale for Species Selection and Test Design.
Category Codes 57Y; 57H; 68D
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/03
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 028533070
Origin NTIS
Type CAT