chapter  5
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Aquatic Toxicity for Hazard Identification of Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances

This chapter deals with toxicity, specifically, harmful effects arising from exposure of biota to metals and inorganic metal substances (collectively referred to as metals). The focus of this chapter is the aquatic environment; it considers exposure from the water column, from sediment, and from ingestion of food or sediment. Exposure of terrestrial wildlife is considered separately in Chapter 6.