Environmental Toxicity Testing
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Environmental Toxicity Testing by Clive Thompson
Book DescriptionAs 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405118194
(245mm x 166mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Water Framework Directive, Hardback (October 2008)
The Water Framework Directive imposes wide scale monitoring programs for all waters to achieve "good status" objectives by 2015.
Analytical Methods for Drinking Water, Hardback (October 2005)
Drinking water policies and research are intimately linked. It is thanks to the scientific progress made over the last 25 years in identifying and controlling toxic products in drinking water that regulations have developed in such a way that the protection of public health from waterborne diseases has drastically improved.
Chemical Analysis of Contaminated Land, Hardback (June 2003)» View all books by Clive Thompson
Offers a source of reference on the chemical analysis of potentially contaminated land. This work assists in specifying appropriate analyses, strategies for carrying out analyses, and methods of interpreting results within the risk-based legislative framework for contaminated land.
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