Science Inventory

Comparing Laboratory and Field Measured Bioaccumulation Endpoints

Citation:

BURKHARD, L., J. A. ARNOT, M. R. EMBRY, K. J. FARLEY, R. A. HOKE, M. KITANO, H. A. LESLIE, G. R. LOTUFO, T. F. PARKERTON, K. G. SAPPINGTON, G. T. TOMY, AND K. B. WOODBURN. Comparing Laboratory and Field Measured Bioaccumulation Endpoints. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. Allen Press, Inc., Lawrence, KS, 8(1):17-31, (2012).

Impact/Purpose:

The report presents an approach that allows comparisons of all laboratory and field bioaccumulation endpoints measurements. The approach will enable the inclusion of large amounts of field data into evaluations of bioaccumulation potential for legacy chemicals. Currently, theses assessments are performed using the chemical’s n-octanol/water partition and/or laboratory measured bioconcentration factors, and with the new approach, a much more complete assessment of the chemical’s bioaccumulation potential can be performed using all available data. For EPA, the approach has applicability to all evaluation processes assessing bioaccumulation potential of chemicals.

Description:

The report presents an approach that allows comparisons of all laboratory and field bioaccumulation endpoints measurements. The approach will enable the inclusion of large amounts of field data into evaluations of bioaccumulation potential for legacy chemicals. Currently, theses assessments are performed using the chemical’s n-octanol/water partition and/or laboratory measured bioconcentration factors, and with the new approach, a much more complete assessment of the chemical’s bioaccumulation potential can be performed using all available data. For EPA, the approach has applicability to all evaluation processes assessing bioaccumulation potential of chemicals.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 01/01/2012
Record Last Revised: 10/04/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 232633