Sub-lethal effects of copper to benthic invertebrates explained by sediment properties and dietary exposure.

@article{Campana2012SublethalEO,
  title={Sub-lethal effects of copper to benthic invertebrates explained by sediment properties and dietary exposure.},
  author={O. Campana and Stuart L. Simpson and David A Spadaro and J. Blasco},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={6835-42}
}
The next generation of sediment quality guidelines (SQGs) requires better established causal links between the chronic exposure and effects of metals from both dissolved and dietary sources. The potential for dietary exposure from sediment metals to cause toxic effects to benthic invertebrates is strongly influenced by the metal-binding properties of the sediments. For relatively oxidized sediments, sublethal effects of copper to the epibenthic deposit-feeding amphipod, Melita plumulosa, and… CONTINUE READING