Progress in Standardization of Aquatic Toxicity Tests
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Progress in Standardization of Aquatic Toxicity Tests provides a critical evaluation of the level of standardization achieved by freshwater and marine ecotoxicity tests used to evaluate potential risk of new chemicals and wastewater effluents. Tests at the sub-cellular, individual, laboratory microcosm, and ecosystem levels are presented and critically evaluated. The influence of environmental and genetic heterogeneity on test standardization is also discussed. The book will be an excellent reference for industry professionals, consultants, regulatory officials, and students working in the ecotoxicology field.
Table of Contents
Seeking Standardization in Ecotoxicology. Biological/Ecological Characteristics of Large Freshwater Branchiopods from Endorheic Regions and Consequences for Their Use in Cyst-Based Toxicity Tests. Development and Standardization of an Acute Toxicity Test with the Freshwater Anostracan Crustacean Streptocephalus proboscideus. Reducing Variability in Daphnia Toxicity Tests: A Case for Further Standardization. Evaluation of the New "Enzymatic Inhibition" Criterion for Rapid Toxicity Testing with Daphnia Magna. Development and Critical Evaluation of Standardization Toxicity Tests with the Brine Shrimp Artemia (Anostraca, Crustacea). Aquatic Toxicity Tests for Selecting Chemicals for Use Offshore. Development of In Vitro Cytotoxicology Tests Using Fish Cell Lines. Replicability, Repeatability and Reproducibility of Embryo-Larval Toxicity Tests with Fish. Standardizing an Aquatic Microcosm Test. Seasonality of Sediment Toxicity in a Contaminated Harbour.