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Development of standard methods using fish for hazard and risk assessments

Författare och institution:
Göran Dave (Institutionen för växt- och miljövetenskaper)
Publicerad i:
SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, 31 May-4 June 2009, Göteborg, Sweden,
Konferensbidrag, poster
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Fish play a key role in the function of aquatic ecosystems being both predators and prey. Fish are also of key importance as a human food resource and, thus, economically important. Fish are also genetically and physiologically closely related to man and other vertebrates. This means that fish are favoured research animals in physiological studies and integral parts in hazard and risk assessment programs. Fish are also very useful for testing of sublethal effects and monitoring of individual health through the application of methods developed for clinical investigations on humans and domestic animals. This means that fish can be used as a link between hazard (toxicity) assessments and risk (environmental) assessments. It is well known that comparability of results and trust in test and monitoring methods are extremily important. Thus, standardisation of methods plays a key role for confidence and trust in all measurements and test results. Standardisation of toxicity test methods is essential for hazard ranking and classification, but also for research on the development of hazard and risk assessment methodology. Data bases with comparable toxicity test results are for instance essential for determinations and evaluations of species sensitivity distributions and QSAR models. This is not least important in the implementation of Reach. Standardisation of sampling methods is also essential in assessment and monitoring of ecosystem health, i.e. the risk for environmental perturbation and assessment and classification of water bodies according to the European Water Framework Directive. This presentation will focus on the status and future development of sampling and test metods using fish within CEN and ISO.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap
Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap ->
Oceanografi, hydrologi, vattenresurser ->
Vatten i natur och samhälle
Biologiska vetenskaper
Medicinska grundvetenskaper ->
Farmaceutisk vetenskap ->
Fish, toxicity, sampling, standadisation, ISO, CEN
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2009-12-22 09:30

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