According to that quoted in http://www.bio.hw.ac.uk/edintox/enviro.htm (a cool site): Environmental toxicology and ecotoxicology are terms used to describe the scientific study of the adverse effects on living organisms that chemicals can have when released into the natural environment. There is a tendency to apply the term "environmental toxicology" only to the study of direct effects of environmental chemicals on human beings and the term "ecotoxicology" only to the study of the effects of chemicals on ecosystems and their nonhuman components.
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Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Information about studies of contaminants in the Arctic environment, including sources, transport, and effects on biota and humans.
Bioassessment and Biocriteria
U.S. EPA website includes a primer and FAQs on biological criteria and their application, guidelines on their use in aquatic ecosystems, case studies, and links/contacts for additional information.
Ecological Risk Analysis Tools and Applications
Information for use in conducting ecological screening and baseline risk assessments, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia
General information about 118 elements, compounds, and products. U.S. National Park Service, February 1998.
EXTOXNET - The EXtension TOXicology NETwork
Fully searchable and selectively retrievable databases of pesticide toxicology and environmental chemistry information.
Provides ecotoxicology testing products and services. Describes the Lemna (duckweed) bioassay test for detecting and evaluating hazardous substances in ecosystems.
Specialists for the supply and construction of ecotoxicology testing equipment and agricultural research equipment.
University of Antwerp: Toxicological Centre
Provides information on the laboratory, the research being carried out, the staff, publications and equipment.
Did PCB's Save the Stripers? A Fish Story
New York Times article about the fact that striped bass are thriving in the Hudson River because PCBs deter fishing, even though PCBs actually are harmful to the fish. However, fish in Newark Harbor have adapted to contaminants. [Requires free registration.] (March 25, 2003)
Unknown Contaminant Found In Seabird Eggs
Researchers found an unidentified organohalogen contaminant in the eggs of Atlantic and Pacific Ocean seabirds. If a marine organism is the source, this would be the first instance of a naturally produced organohalogen accumulating in the eggs of wild birds. (December 11, 1998)
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