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Document ID (ISN)101497
CIS number 03-356
Year 2002
Convention or series no. ECETOC Technical Report No.84
Title Scientific principles for soil hazard assessment of substances
Bibliographic information European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, Bte. 6, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, July 2002. 47p. Illus. 61 ref. Price: EUR 125.00 (for non-ECETOC members).
Abstract Compared to atmospheric or water biotopes, soil is extremely heterogeneous, varying in mineral and organic matter content and sizes of particles, aggregates, pores and micropores. It also contains air and water. This creates a wide spectrum of environmental conditions which influence substances in a number of ways, including their bioavailability. There are as yet no criteria for a classification scheme of substances that are toxic to organisms in the soil. This report discusses scientific principles which could be used as a basis for such a classification scheme. Contents: introduction and objectives; identification of the main drivers (toxicity and bioavailability); measurement of terrestrial effects; estimation of terrestrial effects; identification of modifying factors (long-term effects, biodegradation, abiotic degradation, volatilization, leaching), summary and conclusions.
Descriptors (primary) toxic substances; ecotoxicology; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) toxicology; description of technique; classification
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pollution control
Risk evaluation