Application of whole sediment toxicity identification evaluation procedures to road dust using a benthic ostracod Heterocypris incongruens.

@article{Watanabe2013ApplicationOW,
  title={Application of whole sediment toxicity identification evaluation procedures to road dust using a benthic ostracod Heterocypris incongruens.},
  author={Hideki Watanabe and Fumiyuki Nakajima and Ikuro Kasuga and Hiroaki Furumai},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2013},
  volume={89},
  pages={245-51}
}
Road dust is considered to be an important source of sediment contamination in receiving water bodies; however, few studies have evaluated the toxicity of road dust to benthic organisms. This study evaluated the toxicity of road dust to a benthic ostracod, Heterocypris incongruens, using a six-day direct exposure experiment. We applied whole sediment toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) methods to identify the primary group of toxicants in road dust. Three road dust samples from Tokyo… CONTINUE READING