An assessment of the potential toxicity of runoff from an urban roadscape during rain events

  title={An assessment of the potential toxicity of runoff from an urban roadscape during rain events},
  author={Sylvia Waara and Carina F{\"a}rm},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  • S. Waara, C. Färm
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Goal, Scope and BackgroundThe potential negative impact of urban storm water on aquatic freshwater ecosystems has been demonstrated in various studies with different types of biological methods. There are a number of factors that influence the amount and bioavailability of contaminants in storm water even if it is derived from an area with a fairly homogenous land use such as a roadscape where a variation in toxicity during rain events might be expected. There are only a few previous… 
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