Title: Environmental Toxicity Testing 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> book / book chapter(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Availability: Edited By: K Clive Thompson, ALcontrol Laboratories, Rotherham, UK Kirit Wadhia, ALcontrol Laboratories, Rotherham, UK Andreas Loibner, IFA-Tulln, Contaminated Land Management, Environmental Biotechnology, Tulln, Austria In press. Blackwell Publishing. 
Author 1/Producer: Thompson, C. 
Author / Producer Type: Media and publishers sector 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=1405118199  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->BTEX
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Chlorinated aliphatics
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Nitroaromatics
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
 
Short description: Directed equally at ecotoxicologists, industrial chemists, analytical chemists and environmental consultants, this book is written in a way that will prove helpful to both new and experienced practitioners. 
Long description: As an integral component of environmental policy, it has become essential to regulate and monitor toxic substances. Past emphasis has been primarily on analytical approaches to the detection of specific, targeted contaminants, thus allowing chemical characterisation. However, toxicity testing or biological assessment is necessary for ecotoxicological evaluation, and this offers marked benefits and advantages that complement chemical analysis. Key issues to be addressed include identification of pertinent tests, reproducibility and robustness of these tests, and cost considerations.This book examines these issues and describes and explains the approaches that have been developed for environmental toxicity evaluations. Advantages, benefits and drawbacks of the strategies and methods are highlighted. Directed equally at ecotoxicologists, industrial chemists, analytical chemists and environmental consultants, this book is written in a way that will prove helpful to both new and experienced practitioners. 
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