The relative sensitivity of four benthic invertebrates to metals in spiked-sediment exposures and application to contaminated field sediment.

@article{Milani2003TheRS,
  title={The relative sensitivity of four benthic invertebrates to metals in spiked-sediment exposures and application to contaminated field sediment.},
  author={Danielle Milani and Trefor B. Reynoldson and Uwe Borgmann and Jurek Kolasa},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={845-54}
}
The relative sensitivity of four benthic invertebrates (Hyalella azteca, Chironomus riparius, Hexagenia spp., and Tubifex tubifex) was determined for Cd, Cu, and Ni in water-only and in spiked-sediment exposures. Survival (median lethal concentrations [LC50s] and the concentrations estimated to be lethal to 25% of test organisms [LC25s]), and endpoints for growth and reproduction (mean inhibitory concentrations [IC25s]) were compared. The sensitivities differed depending on the species and… CONTINUE READING