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Species at risk of chemical compounds. Method for a comparative risk-analysis

Soorten onder druk van chemische stoffen. Methodiek voor een vergelijkende risico-analyse

Synopsis

A method is presented for a comparative analysis of species put at risk by chemical contaminants. This comparative risk-analysis was carried out setting off the sensitivity of fifteen taxonomic groups of aquatic organisms against concentrations of two anilines, seven pesticides and the metal mercury in Dutch surface waters. Arthropods such as malacostracans and phyllopodans are most at risk because of concentration levels of the pesticides malathion and parathion in local waters. A comparative risk-analysis for other relevant species and compounds can be obtained in combining further literature searches with modelling techniques.
 

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