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Title: Direct toxicity assessment proficiency scheme (DTAPS) : Document 3 : Issue 10
Author: M Healy
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_1059, Representation ID: 321, Object ID: 2332
Abstract:
The Direct Toxicity Assessment Proficiency Scheme (DTAPS) will be used by the Environment Agency as part of the assessment process to evaluate the ability of laboratories to competently perform ecotoxicity tests used in the Direct Toxicity Assessment (DTA) of industrial effluents. The DTAPS will form a component of the overall assessment process within the Environment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) for DTA. The DTAPS will be developed and operated by the Environment Agency but the assessment process may also utilise appropriate data generated by other interlaboratory ecotoxicity test comparisons. The primary aims of the DTAPS will be to establish accuracy and precision (intra and inter laboratory) criteria for laboratories undertaking, or intending to undertake, the ecotoxicological test methods specified in DTA guidance.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: ToxicityEcotoxicologyStandardsQuality controlsLaboratory techniquesFreshwater ecology
Extent: 30
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4593
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