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Bioaccumulation of chemicals in fish: correcting for growth and parameterising depuration rate constant

This report considers two new approaches to interpreting how chemicals build up in fish (bioaccumulation), specifically correcting for fish growth and the rate at which chemicals levels fall after exposure (depuration).

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Bioaccumulation of chemicals in fish: correcting for growth and parameterising depuration rate constant

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This report considers two new approaches to interpreting how chemicals build up in fish (bioaccumulation), specifically correcting for fish growth and the rate at which chemicals levels fall after exposure (depuration). The study follows on from an earlier Environment Agency report: “Estimation of fish bioconcentration factor from depuration data” (Environment Agency Evidence Report SCHO0811BUCE-E-E).

Published 17 October 2012