Sediment biotesting in the Baltic Sea: The CONT
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Karin Ström (författare), Kari K. Lehtonen (författare), Aino Ahvo (författare), Kirsten S. Jørgensen (författare), Eija Schultz (författare), Nadezhda Berezina (författare), Magnus Breitholtz (författare), Britta Eklund (författare), Margareta Linde (författare), Brita Sundelin (författare), Jakob Strand (författare)

Sediment biotesting in the Baltic Sea: The CONTEST Project (TemaNord) e-bok

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Sediments contaminated by human activities usually contain a mixture of chemicals that produce unforeseen combined toxic effects in organisms. Thus, traditional risk assessments based on the concentrations of chemicals are unlikely to produce realistic data on toxicity. In the CONTEST project, 19 biotests were evaluated using a model contaminated sediment from the Baltic Sea. Most of the biotests applied showed concentration-dependent toxicity related to the degree of chemical pollution measu...
109 kr
Författare Karin Ström (författare), Kari K. Lehtonen (författare), Aino Ahvo (författare), Kirsten S. Jørgensen (författare), Eija Schultz (författare), Nadezhda Berezina (författare), Magnus Breitholtz (författare), Britta Eklund (författare), Margareta Linde (författare), Brita Sundelin (författare), Jakob Strand (författare)
Utgiven 29 maj 2018
Genrer Fackböcker, Naturvetenskap & Teknik
Serie TemaNord
Språk English
Format epub
Kopieringsskydd Vattenmärkt
ISBN 9789289353816
Sediments contaminated by human activities usually contain a mixture of chemicals that produce unforeseen combined toxic effects in organisms. Thus, traditional risk assessments based on the concentrations of chemicals are unlikely to produce realistic data on toxicity. In the CONTEST project, 19 biotests were evaluated using a model contaminated sediment from the Baltic Sea. Most of the biotests applied showed concentration-dependent toxicity related to the degree of chemical pollution measured in the test sediment with some variability in the sensitivity of the test organism and the endpoint. The different biotests were analysed according to specially designed assessment criteria, and the results are foreseen to be useful for end-user groups including environmental authorities, private companies and industries, environmental laboratories, consultants, and the scientific community.