Laura Martin-Diaz

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Pharmaceuticals represent a diverse collection of thousands of bioactive chemicals used in human and veterinary medicine. The increased consumption, together with the recent development of more sensitive analytical techniques, has identified these as emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment. According to many investigations pharmaceuticals do not(More)
Standard toxicity screening tests are useful tools in the management of impacted coastal ecosystems. To our knowledge, this is the first time that the sea urchin embryo development test has been used to evaluate the potential impact of effluents from land-based aquaculture farms in coastal areas. The toxicity of effluents from 8 land-based turbot farms was(More)
Sea urchin embryo-larval development (ELD) and fertilization tests have been widely used in ecotoxicity studies and are included in regulatory frameworks. Biological processes occur naturally within a range of salinity that depends on the species considered. In an attempt to determine the optimum range of salinity, ELD and fertilization bioassays were(More)
A new software tool for integrative sediment quality assessment is developed. The program is based on WOE methodologies which together may be used for assessing degree of contamination in marine sediment. Statistical analysis of field-collected and lab-based data is performed by means of commercial statistical software package Statistica 6.0. The designed(More)
In recent years, increasing quantities of personal care products (PCPs) are being released into the environment. However, data about bioaccumulation and toxicity are scarce; and extraction and analytical approaches are not well developed. In this work, the marine clam Ruditapes philippinarum, selected as model organism, has been employed to investigate(More)
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