Use of wildlife for on-site evaluation of bioavailability and ecotoxicity of toxic substances found in hazardous waste sites

R. J. Kendall, J. M. Funsch, C. M. Bens

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Abstract

The potential of the use of "sentinel' or bioindicator wildlife species is explored. Beginning with an initial site assessment, endpoints can be used as a direct measure of bioavailability and toxicity necessary for risk assessment and management. Choice of species and the methods used for monitoring, collection and observation are discussed, and the "endpoints' which have been used in hazard assessment are reviewed. An approach is then suggested involving a series of integrated steps based on observation of reproductive and biochemical disturbances as endpoints to assess bioavailability of contaminants and leading to validation of risk management. -J.W.Cooper

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-255
Number of pages15
JournalUnknown Journal
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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