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Document ID (ISN)100669
CIS number 02-1838
Year 1998
Convention or series no. ECETOC Technical Report No.74
Title QSARs in the assessment of the environmental fate and effects of chemicals
Bibliographic information European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, Bte. 6, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, June 1998. 136p. Approx 300 ref.
Abstract Quantitative structure activity relationships (QSARs) are based on a comparison of the structure or a specific physical or chemical property of a substance with a measured endpoint, which may be another property or a biological effect. This report discusses some of the issues that arise in the development, selection and use of QSARs. It concludes that QSARs need to be developed in the following areas: metabolism in fish; bio-concentration including metabolism in organisms other than fish; microbial breakdown of chemicals; soil-water partitioning, including kinetics; aquatic photolysis; effects on terrestrial organisms, sediment-dwelling organisms and marine organisms.
Descriptors (primary) chemical products; water pollution; ecotoxicology; pollution control
Descriptors (secondary) fish; microorganisms; photochemical decomposition; description of technique; sampling and analysis; mathematical simulation; partition coefficient
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pollution control
Environmental pollution