Application of toxicity identification evaluation to sediment in a highly contaminated water reservoir in southeastern Brazil.

@article{Arajo2006ApplicationOT,
  title={Application of toxicity identification evaluation to sediment in a highly contaminated water reservoir in southeastern Brazil.},
  author={Rosalina P A Ara{\'u}jo and Clarice M R Botta-Paschoal and Patr{\'i}cia Ferreira Silv{\'e}rio and Fernanda Vasconcelos Almeida and Paulo Pinheiro Rodrigues and Gisela de Arag{\~a}o Umbuzeiro and Wilson E Jardim and Ant{\^o}nio Aparecido Mozeto},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={581-8}
}
Rasgão Reservoir, located close to the Metropolitan region of São Paulo, Brazil, has been analyzed previously, and its sediment was found to be highly toxic, with high levels of metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and a complete absence of benthic life. Polychlorinated biphenyls also were present, as was mutagenic activity, detected with the… CONTINUE READING