Aquatic Toxicology

Aquatic Toxicology in Denver, ColoradoAquatic toxicology is the study of the effects of manufactured chemicals and other anthropogenic and natural materials and activities on aquatic organisms at various levels of organization, from subcellular through individual organisms to communities and ecosystems (Rand, 1995).

In the United States aquatic toxicology plays an important role in the NPDES program. In addition to analytical testing for known pollutants whole effluent toxicity tests have been standardized and are performed routinely here at SeaCrest Group as a tool for evaluating the potential harmful effects of effluents discharged into surface waters.

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