Title: Fundamentals of Aquatic Toxicology: Effects, Environmental Fate and Risk Assessment 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> book / book chapter(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 1995 
Availability: Pubilshed by CRC Press ISBN 1560320915 www.crcpress.com 
Author 1/Producer: Strauss, S (Editors Rand, G and Petrocelli, S) 
Author / Producer Type: Media and publishers sector 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.crcpress.com  
Format (e.g. PDF): Other 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
 
Long description: 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 legilsation in the U.S. and within the European Community, and an introduction to hazard/risk assessment with case studies. 
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