Comparison of sediment quality guidelines (SQGs) for the assessment of metal contamination in marine and estuarine environments

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Authors: Huebner, R., Astin, K.B. and Herbert, R.J.H.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/B818593J

Journal: Journal of Environmental Monitoring

Volume: 11

Pages: 713-722

ISSN: 1464-0325

DOI: 10.1039/B818593J

Sediment quality guidelines (SQGs) are an important tool for the assessment of contamination in marine and estuarine sediments. Although such guidelines are not definitive indicators of toxicity, they can have a high predictive ability and are a vital tool for identifying areas with potentially adverse biological effects. In the present study, 15 sets of common SQGs have been compared, including values for Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Norway, the Netherlands, the USA and regions within the USA (Puget Sound/Washington, New York and Florida). The majority of these SQGs are based on the weight-of-evidence approach. In particular, the sub-group of TEL/PEL-based values have a very high degree of comparability; values not belonging to this uniform group show substantial variations.

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Authors: Hübner, R., Astin, K.B. and Herbert, R.J.H.

Journal: J Environ Monit

Volume: 11

Issue: 4

Pages: 713-722

eISSN: 1464-0333

DOI: 10.1039/b818593j

Sediment quality guidelines (SQGs) are an important tool for the assessment of contamination in marine and estuarine sediments. Although such guidelines are not definitive indicators of toxicity, they can have a high predictive ability and are a vital tool for identifying areas with potentially adverse biological effects. In the present study, 15 sets of common SQGs have been compared, including values for Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Norway, the Netherlands, the USA and regions within the USA (Puget Sound/Washington, New York and Florida). The majority of these SQGs are based on the weight-of-evidence approach. In particular, the sub-group of TEL/PEL-based values have a very high degree of comparability; values not belonging to this uniform group show substantial variations.

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Authors: Hübner, R., Brian Astin, K. and Herbert, R.J.H.

Journal: Journal of Environmental Monitoring

Volume: 11

Issue: 4

Pages: 713-722

ISSN: 1464-0325

DOI: 10.1039/b818593j

Sediment quality guidelines (SQGs) are an important tool for the assessment of contamination in marine and estuarine sediments. Although such guidelines are not definitive indicators of toxicity, they can have a high predictive ability and are a vital tool for identifying areas with potentially adverse biological effects. In the present study, 15 sets of common SQGs have been compared, including values for Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Norway, the Netherlands, the USA and regions within the USA (Puget Sound/Washington, New York and Florida). The majority of these SQGs are based on the weight-of-evidence approach. In particular, the sub-group of TEL/PEL-based values have a very high degree of comparability; values not belonging to this uniform group show substantial variations. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2009.

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Authors: Hübner, R., Astin, K.B. and Herbert, R.J.

Journal: Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM

Volume: 11

Issue: 4

Pages: 713-722

eISSN: 1464-0333

ISSN: 1464-0325

Sediment quality guidelines (SQGs) are an important tool for the assessment of contamination in marine and estuarine sediments. Although such guidelines are not definitive indicators of toxicity, they can have a high predictive ability and are a vital tool for identifying areas with potentially adverse biological effects. In the present study, 15 sets of common SQGs have been compared, including values for Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Norway, the Netherlands, the USA and regions within the USA (Puget Sound/Washington, New York and Florida). The majority of these SQGs are based on the weight-of-evidence approach. In particular, the sub-group of TEL/PEL-based values have a very high degree of comparability; values not belonging to this uniform group show substantial variations.

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