Accession Number : ADA292545

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging. Evaluation of Sediment Genotoxicity. Workshop Summary and Conclusions.

Descriptive Note : Technical notes.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

PDF Url : ADA292545

Report Date : OCT 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This Technical Note summarizes the proceedings of a workshop that was held March 6-8,1990, at the Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. The purpose of the workshop was to gain guidance from recognized authorities for the development of sediment bioassays of genotoxicity, that is, mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, immunotoxicity, teratogenicity, and histopathologic potential. The conclusions of the workshop are being used to identify existing genotoxicity bioassays that show promise for application in evaluating sediments, to recommend modifications for testing sediments, and to help direct subsequent research and development of bioassays of genotoxicity by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *CARCINOGENS, ENVIRONMENTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, GAIN, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, LABORATORIES, GUIDANCE, IMMUNOLOGY, TERATOGENIC COMPOUNDS, DREDGING, SEDIMENTS, WORKSHOPS, BIOASSAY.

Subject Categories : Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE