Aquatic Toxicology - Important Aquatic Toxicology Resources

Important Aquatic Toxicology Resources

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) – A consensus organization, representing 135 countries, that develops and delivers international voluntary standard methods for aquatic toxicity testing.

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater – A compilation of techniques for the examination of water, jointly published by the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Water Pollution Control Federation (WPCF).

Ecotox – A database maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that offers single chemical toxicity information for both aquatic and terrestrial purposes.

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) – A nonprofit, worldwide society working to promote scientific research to further our understanding of environmental stressors, environmental education, and the use of science in environmental policy.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – A federal agency working to protect human and environmental health. Among many other functions, the U.S. EPA produces guidance manuals outlining aquatic toxicity test procedures.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – A forum for governments to work together to promote policies for the betterment of people’s social and economic well-being around the world. One way in which they accomplish this is through the development of aquatic toxicity test guidelines.

Environment Canada (EC) – A diverse organization working to protect Canada’s water resources and the natural environment through the coordination of environmental policies and programs with the federal government.

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