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According to that quoted in (a cool site): Environmental toxicology and ecotoxicology are terms used to describe the scientific study of the adverse effects on living organisms that chemicals can have when released into the natural environment. There is a tendency to apply the term "environmental toxicology" only to the study of direct effects of environmental chemicals on human beings and the term "ecotoxicology" only to the study of the effects of chemicals on ecosystems and their nonhuman components.
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EXTOXNET - The EXtension TOXicology NETwork - Fully searchable and selectively retrievable databases of pesticide toxicology and environmental chemistry information. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme - Information about studies of contaminants in the Arctic environment, including sources, transport, and effects on biota and humans. Pequitec - Specialists for the supply and construction of ecotoxicology testing equipment and agricultural research equipment. Lemnatec - Provides ecotoxicology testing products and services. Describes the Lemna (duckweed) bioassay test for detecting and evaluating hazardous substances in ecosystems. Unknown Contaminant Found In Seabird Eggs - Researchers found an unidentified organohalogen contaminant in the eggs of Atlantic and Pacific Ocean seabirds. If a marine organism is the source, this would be the first instance of a naturally produced organohalogen accumulating in the eggs of wild birds. Bioassessment and Biocriteria - U.S. EPA website includes a primer and FAQs on biological criteria and their application, guidelines on their use in aquatic ecosystems, case studies, and links/contacts for additional information. Ecological Risk Analysis Tools and Applications - Information for use in conducting ecological screening and baseline risk assessments, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Did PCB's Save the Stripers? A Fish Story - New York Times article about the fact that striped bass are thriving in the Hudson River because PCBs deter fishing, even though PCBs actually are harmful to the fish. However, fish in Newark Harbor have adapted to contaminants. [Requires free registration.] Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia - General information about 118 elements, compounds, and products. U.S. National Park Service, February 1998. University of Antwerp: Toxicological Centre - Provides information on the laboratory, the research being carried out, the staff, publications and equipment.
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