Estimating the impact of high-production-volume chemicals on remote ecosystems by toxic pressure calculation.

@article{Harbers2006EstimatingTI,
  title={Estimating the impact of high-production-volume chemicals on remote ecosystems by toxic pressure calculation.},
  author={Jasper V Harbers and Mark A J Huijbregts and Leo Posthuma and Dik van de Meent},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={
          1573-80
        }
}
Although many chemicals are in use, the environmental impacts of only a few have been established, usually on per-chemical basis. Uncertainty remains about the overall impact of chemicals. This paper estimates combined toxic pressure on coastal North Sea ecosystems from 343 high-production-volume chemicals used within the catchment of rivers Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt. Multimedia fate modeling and species sensitivity distribution-based effects estimation are applied. Calculations start from… CONTINUE READING
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