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Titel (primär) Reconsidering environmental effects assessment of chemicals: Proposal for a dynamic testing strategy
Autor Junghans, M.; Schaefer, M.; Drost, W.; Hassold, E.; Stock, F.; Dunne, M.; Juffernholz, T.; Meyer, W.; Ranke, J.;
Journal / Serie Basic and Applied Ecology
Erscheinungsjahr 2008
Department OEKOTOX;
Band/Volume 9
Heft 4
Sprache englisch;
Abstract Certain substances may be hazardous to ecosystems. To be able to preserve the structures and functions of ecosystems, knowledge is required to qualify and quantify such hazards. To this end, biotests are indispensable tools. For the development and/or choice of biotests, special attention has to be drawn to conflicts between scientific demands and practical constraints. From a purely scientific point of view, experiments should be designed to maximise the ecological relevance of the obtained results. However, this often collides with the limited resources (budget, time, manpower) available. Furthermore, societal issues (e.g. animal welfare) have to be taken into account. Thus, it is necessary to develop a scientifically sound testing approach that avoids unnecessary animal testing, keeps the costs low, and can be performed within a short timeframe. The different perspectives of ecology, environmental toxicology, and environmental chemistry should be integrated into a balanced ecotoxicological approach. Accordingly, we propose a dynamic testing strategy, which is adapted to the substance (or substance group) in question and its mode(s) of action. (C) 2007 Gesellschaft fur Okologie. Published by Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved
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Junghans, M., Schaefer, M., Drost, W., Hassold, E., Stock, F., Dunne, M., Juffernholz, T., Meyer, W., Ranke, J. (2008):
Reconsidering environmental effects assessment of chemicals: Proposal for a dynamic testing strategy
Basic Appl. Ecol. 9 (4), 356 - 364