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Title Fundamentals of aquatic toxicology : effects, environmental fate, and risk assessment / edited by Gary M. Rand
Edition Second edition
Published Washington, D.C. : Taylor & Francis, [1995]


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Description xxi, 1125 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Effects -- toxicity testing -- Environmental fate -- Assessment
Summary This text is divided into three parts. The first part describes basic toxicological concepts and methodologies used in aquatic toxicity testing, including the philosophies underlying testing strategies now required to meet and support regulatory standards. The second part of the book discusses various factors that affect transport, transformation, ultimate distribution, and accumulation of chemicals in the aquatic environment, along with the use of modelling to predict fate. The final section of the book reviews types of effects or endpoints evaluated in field studies and the use of structure-activity relationships in aquatic toxicology to predict biological activity and physio-chemical properties of a chemical. This section also contains an extensive background of environmental legislation in the U.S. and within the European Community, and an introduction to hazard/risk assessment with case studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aquatic organisms -- Effect of water pollution on.
Toxicity testing.
Water quality bioassay.
Water -- Pollution -- Toxicology.
Eau -- toxicité
Pollution de l'eau -- analyse
Test toxicité
Author Rand, Gary M., 1945-
LC no. 95006381
ISBN 1560320907 (case : permanent paper)
1560320915 (paper : permanent paper)