Norm

ASTM E1850-04(2012)

Standard Guide for Selection of Resident Species as Test Organisms for Aquatic and Sediment Toxicity Tests

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Status Definitief
Aantal pagina's 14
Commissie E50.47
Gepubliceerd op 01-12-2012
Taal Engels

1.1 This guide along with Guide E1192 and guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1,2)2 covers the use of resident species in toxicity testing, particularly if site-specific information is desired. For example, in those systems where particular species are considered to be economically or aesthetically important, it might be more appropriate to utilize resident species for testing (3). For this reason, the USEPA allows development of site-specific chemical standards, using resident species, in order to reflect local conditions (1). This guide is designed to guide the selection of resident species for use as test organisms in aquatic and sediment toxicity tests. It presupposes that the user is familiar with the taxonomy of aquatic and benthic species and has some field experience.

1.2 Because toxicological information is often limited for many aquatic species, it is assumed that the majority of testing applications will be acute tests. Therefore, much of the guidance presented in this guide pertaining to the species selection process is applicable when acute toxicity testing is the desired goal. However, the principles discussed in this guide pertain to chronic toxicity test applications as well, although it should be clearly understood that such testing requires substantially greater effort, time, and resources than acute testing.

1.3 The procedures for selecting resident species in toxicity testing are necessarily general at this time because information is often lacking for specific taxa or groups of taxa. This guide attempts to give specific information when appropriate.

1.4 This guide is not intended to be inclusive. References listed provide a starting point from which to approach the literature. This guide deals solely with aquatic toxicity test situations. Terrestrial, arboreal, or atmospheric species are not considered in this guide.

1.5 This guide is arranged as follows:

Section

Scope

1

Referenced Documents

2

Terminology

3

Summary of Guide

4

Significance and Use

5

Species Selection Process

6

Collection of Information

6.1

Obtaining Resident Species for Toxicity Testing

6.2

Criteria for Selection

6.3

Test Performance Characterization

6.4

Interferences

7

Safety Precautions

8

Documentation

9

Keywords

10

Appendixes

Potential Test Species

Appendix X1

Algae

X1.1

Aquatic Floating Macrophytes

X1.2

Protozoa

X1.3

Rotifera

X1.4

Attached and Benthic Fauna

X1.5

Fish

X1.6

Amphibia

X1.7

Examples of Resident Species

Table X1.1

Taxonomic Keys???Partial Listing

Appendix X2

Flow Chart of Factors to Consider For Selecting A
 Resident Species

Appendix X3


1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. All safety precautions and health-related practices are the responsibility of the user. Specific safety practices are suggested in Section 8.

Details

ICS-code 13.060.45
Nederlandse titel Standard Guide for Selection of Resident Species as Test Organisms for Aquatic and Sediment Toxicity Tests
Engelse titel Standard Guide for Selection of Resident Species as Test Organisms for Aquatic and Sediment Toxicity Tests

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