Reference Work Entry

Handbook of Sustainable Engineering

pp 137-161

Fundamental Toxicology Methods and Resources for Assessing Water-relatedContamination

  • Keith R. CooperAffiliated withDepartment of Biochemistry & Microbiology, Rutgers, The State University of NJ


This chapter provides a brief overview of basic toxicological methods and approaches which can be used by engineers in the field to make a rapid environmental risk determination. In addition, Internet sites which deal with specific contaminants, standard operating procedures, and methods for assessing deleterious effects on organisms living and depending on ecosystem resources are provided.