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Introduction to the management of EDCs Volume I
Expanded Title:The aims of this project were to develop a guide to correct sampling and sample preparation in the context of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). This project also produced the overall introductory chapter for the current series of EDC management volumes (of which the sampling guide is one). The sampling guide provides an overview of the issues that should be considered when designing a sampling programme (i.e., the how, when, and where). The guide addresses four media, namely, water, sediment, air and biota (typically fish). Quality assurance and quality control are described. Sampling procedures are described for each of the four media. These include pre-field preparation, sampling site selection, actual sample collection, as well as sample storage and transport. The introductory volume advocates a precautionary approach to EDC management. It notes the importance of concepts such as “duty of care” and reduction of EDCs at source as much as this is possible. It also provides ten useful one-page “Fact Sheets” addressing frequently asked questions.
Date Published:01/05/2013
Document Type:Research Report
Document Keywords:Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 560/13
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0421-3
Authors:Heath R; Boyd L; Malete O; Masoabi D
Project No:K5/1983
Originator:WRC
Organizations:Golder Associates (Africa) Pty Ltd
Document Size:2 139 KB
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