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Document ID (ISN)104165
CIS number 05-397
Year 2004
Convention or series no. ECETOC Technical Report No.94
Title Whole effluent assessment
Bibliographic information European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, Bte. 6, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, Dec. 2004. 125p. Illus. 221 ref. Price: EUR 125.00.
Abstract There is increasing recognition by regulators that there are limitations to the substance-specific approach for assessing and controlling the environmental fate and effects of effluents. Many regulators are seeking more holistic techniques such as whole effluent assessment to supplement existing approaches. This report provides an overview of whole effluent assessment approaches in terms of their applicability to existing regulation, the types of tests being considered (ecotoxicity tests, bioaccumulation, persistence, endocrine disruption and genetic toxicology) and how whole effluent assessment could be tailored to meet specific objectives. Case studies are also provided with recommendations made regarding the applicability of various whole effluent assessment approaches.
Descriptors (primary) effluents; chemical products; toxicity evaluation; ecotoxicology; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) report; glossary; description of technique; genetic effects
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
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures