Organic contaminants in soil

Paul Henning Krogh, Kaj Henriksen, Carsten Suhr Jacobsen

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For scientists, there is no shortcut to performing serious soil ecotoxicology. A fate description of the contaminants is included to explain effects; sometimes the effect assessment must be used to point to the presence of a chemical even though the fate is not clearly understood. Details of fate and effects are sometimes useless for risk assessment due to a lack of precision or a failure to link convincingly the fate to the effects or the biological parameters to the healthiness of the ecosystem. This is not a surprise in the single risk assessment case because limited resources preclude an iterative research strategy to reveal the mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691
Number of pages1
JournalEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 2: Water Resources


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