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Article, Chapter, or Book Title:  Bioavailability of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants
 
Author(s):  Hunter W, Gan J, Kookana R
 
Year:  2011
 
Journal Abbrev, Book Title, or Conference:  Soils and Sediments in Xing B, Senesi N, and Huang PM eds. Biophysico-Chemical Processes of Anthropogenic Organic Compounds in Environmental Systems Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011;517-534
 
Abstract:  This book chapter discusses the bioavailability of hydrophobic organic contaminants (HOCs) in soils and sediments. Topics discussed in this chapter include factors affecting the bioavailability of HOCs, such as the soil and sediment characteristics, contaminant characteristics, chemical aging, and the route of uptake into organisms. This chapter also discusses and compares several methods used to estimate bioavailability, including organic carbon normalization, partial extraction methods, and solid-phase samplers.
 
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