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Document ID (ISN)100670
CIS number 02-1839
Year 1999
Convention or series no. ECETOC Technical Report No.76
Title Monitoring and modelling of industrial organic chemicals, with particular reference to aquatic risk assessment
Bibliographic information European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, Bte. 6, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, Jan. 1999. 103p. Illus. 129 ref.
Abstract Alongside fate and exposure models, monitoring and laboratory data each have their specific roles to play in comprehensive risk assessments. The general principle concerning risk assessment data is that measured data should take precedence over model results but only after they are judged to be of adequate reliability. In practice, laboratory and field result data are used to provide parameters for the models, while monitoring data are used to validate the models' predictions. Comprehensive risk assessments therefore require the integration of laboratory and monitoring data with the model predictions. This report provides guidance on the general principles that should be adopted when planning a monitoring project, with particular reference to aquatic pollution risk assessment.
Descriptors (primary) chemical products; hazard evaluation; water pollution; ecotoxicology; pollution control
Descriptors (secondary) laboratories; data processing; description of technique; mathematical simulation; sampling and analysis
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) Risk evaluation
Pollution control
Environmental pollution