Utility of Tissue Residues for Predicting Effects of Metals on Aquatic Organisms

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dc.contributor.author Adams, William J
dc.contributor.author Blust, Ronny
dc.contributor.author Borgmann, Uwe
dc.contributor.author Brix, Kevin V
dc.contributor.author DeForest, David K
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-18T17:36:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-18T17:36:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2010-07
dc.identifier.citation Adams, W. J., Blust, R., Borgmann, U., Brix, K. V., DeForest, D. K., Green, A. S., Meyer, J. S., McGreer, J. C., Paquin, P. S., & Wood, C. M. (2010). Utility of tissue residues for predicting effects of metals on aquatic organisms. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 7 (1): 75–98. en
dc.identifier.issn 1551-3793
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/49026
dc.description.abstract As part of a SETAC Pellston Workshop, we evaluated the potential use of metal tissue residues for predicting effects in aquatic organisms. This evaluation included consideration of different conceptual models and then development of several case studies on how tissue residues might be applied for metals, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of these different approaches.We further developed a new conceptual model in which metal tissue concentrations from metal-accumulating organisms (principally invertebrates) that are relatively insensitive to metal toxicity could be used as predictors of effects in metal-sensitive taxa that typically do not accumulate metals to a significant degree. Overall, we conclude that the use of tissue residue assessment for metals other than organometals has not led to the development of a generalized approach as in the case of organic substances. Species-specific and site-specific approaches have been developed for one or more metals (e.g., Ni). The use of gill tissue residues within the biotic ligand model is another successful application. Aquatic organisms contain a diverse array of homeostatic mechanisms that are both metal- and species-specific. As a result, use of whole-body measurements (and often specific organs) for metals does not lead to a defensible position regarding risk to the organism. Rather, we suggest that in the short term, with sufficient validation, species- and site-specific approaches for metals can be developed. In the longer term it may be possible to use metal-accumulating species to predict toxicity to metal-sensitive species with appropriate field validation. en
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dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p.79-98 : ill.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher SETAC, Pensacola, FL en
dc.subject METALS en
dc.subject TISSUE RESIDUE en
dc.subject CADMIUM en
dc.subject NICKEL en
dc.subject SELENIUM en
dc.subject AQUATIC ORGANISMS en
dc.subject TOXICITY en
dc.subject WATER POLLUTION en
dc.title Utility of Tissue Residues for Predicting Effects of Metals on Aquatic Organisms en
dc.type Abstract en
idrc.project.number 104519
idrc.project.componentnumber 104519003
idrc.project.title International Research Chairs Initiative (IRCI) en
idrc.copyright.holder SETAC
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
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