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Abstract

Increasing use of aquatic toxicity tests for the evaluation of chemical hazards raises the question about the real cost of bioassays. A detailed evaluation of major expenses involved in such tests has not been made yet. The objective of the study reported in this publication (first attempt to evaluate real cost of the most currently used tests!) was to elaborate cost data sheets for the five tests on aquatic biota (acute toxicity for fish for Daphnia growth inhibition with algae prolonged toxicity with Daphnia with fish) imposed by EEC Directive 79/832/EEC. The laboratory for Biological Research in Aquatic Pollution at State University of Ghent mailed a set of questionnaires to those involved in aquatic testing. A global profile of minimum-maximum cost was established on the basis of the answers received, revealing an enormous number of variables and wide data variations and leading to several cost calculation scenarios which are described in this report.

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Authors: PERSOONE G, LABORATORY FOR BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN AQUATIC POLLUTION, STATE UNIVERSITY OF GENT, GENT, B;VAN DE VEL A LABORATORY FOR BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN AQUATIC POLLUTION, STATE UNIVERSITY OF GENT, GENT, B, LABORATORY FOR BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN AQUATIC POLLUTION, STATE UNIVERSITY OF GENT, GENT, B
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11342 EN (1988) MF, PP 116, BFR 300, BLOW-UP COPY, BFR 580, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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Record Number: 1989126064300 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en