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Evaluation of the effects of photoactivation on chemicals in the aquatic environment and subsequent long-term effects on - AE1133

Description
Summary Objective:-
Investigate the long-term consequences to embryonic and larval fish exposed to ultraviolet light and photo-activated chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pesticides. Undertake comparative short-term toxicity tests utilising invertebrate species such as oyster and mussel embryos.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Enable DEFRA to assess the significance of discharges containing photo-activated compounds into the marine environment and their impact on commercial fisheries. Conclude whether there is a need for additional contaminant controls.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Evaluation of the effects of photoactivation on chemicals in the aquatic environment and subsequent long-term effects on exposure.   (5074k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2003

Cost: £255,190
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Biodiversity              
Biotechnology              
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine