Title: Acute Toxicity Database 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor USGS CERC 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Web link for product information: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/data/acute/acute.html  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Contaminant hydrology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Ecotoxicology
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Ecotoxicology
 
Short description: The database summarizes the results from aquatic acute toxicity tests conducted by the USGS CERC, located in Columbia, Missouri. 
Long description: The database was initially developed in 1986 by Foster L. Mayer (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) and Mark R. Ellersieck (University of Missouri, Columbia, MO) for 4,901 acute toxicity tests toxicity tests conducted by CERC since 1965 with 410 chemicals and 66 species of aquatic animals. A report by Mayer and Ellersieck (1986) provides an interpretation of the original 4,901 toxicity tests which utilizes various statistical approaches to make taxonomic comparisons, and to assess the degree to which various factors (static versus flow-through, age of test solutions, pH, temperature, water hardness, and diet) affect toxicity (Manual of Acute Toxicity: Interpretation and Data Base for 410 Chemicals and 66 Species of Freshwater Animals, F.L. Mayer and M.R. Ellersieck, United States Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Resource Publication 160, 1986). 
Submitted By: Katy Baker WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 03/12/2004