Understanding bioavailability and toxicity of sediment-associated contaminants by combining passive sampling with in vitro bioassays in an urban river catchment.

@article{Li2013UnderstandingBA,
  title={Understanding bioavailability and toxicity of sediment-associated contaminants by combining passive sampling with in vitro bioassays in an urban river catchment.},
  author={Juan-Ying Li and Janet Yat Man Tang and Ling Jin and Beate I Escher},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={2888-96}
}
Bioavailable and bioaccessible fractions of sediment-associated contaminants are considered as better dose metrics for sediment-quality assessment than total concentrations. The authors applied exhaustive solvent extraction and nondepletive equilibrium sampling techniques to sediment samples collected along the Brisbane River in South East Queensland, Australia, which range from pristine environments to urban and industry-impacted areas. The wide range of chemicals expected prevents… CONTINUE READING