This website is an initiative of the task group of the IUPAC sponsored project “Consideration of bioavailability of metals/metal compounds in the aquatic environment”
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A first outcome of the project is a review on the current state of the application of bioavailability-based approaches in aquatic risk assessment for metals:
Consideration of the bioavailability of metal/metalloid species in freshwaters: experiences regarding the implementation of biotic ligand model-based approaches in risk assessment frameworks
Rüdel H, Díaz Muñiz C, Garelick H, Kandile NG, Miller BW, Pantoja Munoz L, Peijnenburg WJ, Purchase D, Shevah Y, van Sprang P, Vijver M, Vink JP
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int (2015) 22, 7405-7421
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