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A probabilistic model for silver bioaccumulation in aquatic systems and assessment of human health risks

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A probabilistic model for silver bioaccumulation in aquatic systems and assessment of human health risks; 2001; Article; Journal; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; Warila, James; Batterman, Stuart; Passino-Reader, Dora R.

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Silver (Ag) is discharged in wastewater effluents and is also a component in a proposed secondary water disinfectant. A steady-state model was developed to simulate bioaccumulation in aquatic biota and assess ecological and human health risks. Trophic levels included phytoplankton, invertebrates, brown trout, and common carp. Uptake routes included water, food, or sediment. Based on an extensive review of the literature, distributions were derived for most inputs for use in Monte Carlo simulations. Three scenarios represented ranges of dilution and turbidity. Compared with the limited field data available, median estimates of Ag in carp (0.07-2.1 Iμg/g dry weight) were 0.5 to 9 times measured values, and all measurements were within [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1002/etc.5620200226
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