Development of aquatic toxicity benchmarks for oil products using species sensitivity distributions.

@article{Barron2013DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of aquatic toxicity benchmarks for oil products using species sensitivity distributions.},
  author={Mace G. Barron and Michael J. Hemmer and Crystal R. Jackson},
  journal={Integrated environmental assessment and management},
  year={2013},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={610-5}
}
Determining the sensitivity of a diversity of species to spilled oil and chemically dispersed oil continues to be a significant challenge in spill response and impact assessment. We used standardized tests from the literature to develop species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) of acute aquatic toxicity values for several petroleum products and 2 Corexit oil dispersants. Fifth percentile hazard concentrations (HC5s) were computed from the SSDs and used to assess relative oil product toxicity and… CONTINUE READING

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