Predicting the toxicity of neat and weathered crude oil: toxic potential and the toxicity of saturated mixtures.

@article{Toro2007PredictingTT,
  title={Predicting the toxicity of neat and weathered crude oil: toxic potential and the toxicity of saturated mixtures.},
  author={D. M. Di Toro and Joy A McGrath and W. Stubblefield},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          24-36
        }
}
The toxicity of oils can be understood using the concept of toxic potential, or the toxicity of each individual component of the oil at the water solubility of that component. Using the target lipid model to describe the toxicity and the observed relationship of the solubility of oil components to log (Kow), it is demonstrated that components with lower log (Kow) have greater toxic potential than those with higher log (Kow). Weathering removes the lower-log (Kow) chemicals with greater toxic… Expand
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