Huebner, R., Astin, K. B. and Herbert, R. J.H., 2009. Comparison of Sediment Quality Guidelines (SQGs) for the Assessment of Metal Contamination in Marine and Estuarine Environments. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 11 (4), pp. 713-722.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/B818593J
Sediment quality guidelines (SQGs) are an important tool for the assessment of contamination in marine and estuarine sediments. Although such guidelines are not deﬁnitive indicators of toxicity, they can have a high predictive ability and are a vital tool for identifying areas with potentially adverse biological effects. In the present study, 15 sets of common SQGs have been compared, including values for Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Norway, the Netherlands, the USA and regions within the USA (Puget Sound/Washington, New York and Florida). The majority of these SQGs are based on the weight-of-evidence approach. In particular, the sub-group of TEL/PEL-based values have a very high degree of comparability; values not belonging to this uniform group show substantial variations.
|Subjects:||Geography and Environmental Studies|
Science > Chemistry
|Group:||School of Applied Sciences > Centre for Conservation, Ecology and Environmental Change|
|Deposited By:||Ralf Huebner|
|Deposited On:||19 Apr 2009 08:37|
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