Inverse relationship between bioconcentration factor and exposure concentration for metals: implications for hazard assessment of metals in the aquatic environment.

@article{McGeer2003InverseRB,
  title={Inverse relationship between bioconcentration factor and exposure concentration for metals: implications for hazard assessment of metals in the aquatic environment.},
  author={James C. McGeer and Kevin V Brix and James M Skeaff and David K DeForest and Sarah I Brigham and William J Adams and Andrew Green},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={1017-37}
}
The bioconcentration factor (BCF) and bioaccumulation factor (BAF) are used as the criteria for bioaccumulation in the context of identifying and classifying substances that are hazardous to the aquatic environment. The BCF/BAF criteria, while developed as surrogates for chronic toxicity and/or biomagnification of anthropogenic organic substances, are applied to all substances including metals. This work examines the theoretical and experimental basis for the use of BCF/BAF in the hazard… CONTINUE READING
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