Bioaccumulation and Bioconcentration studies are often integral
to the evaluation of hazards to human and aquatic life and compliance
with NPDES or other regulatory requirements. GLEC has the
resources to conduct laboratory and on-site field bioaccumulation/
bioconcentration studies that measure the effects of pollutants on
the survival, growth, and behavior of aquatic species. Our mobile
laboratory is used to expose fish and/or shellfish to site waters.
Bioconcentration studies of fish, shellfish, and other invertebrates
for specific chemicals are typically conducted in our Columbus and
Traverse City toxicology laboratories.
The mobile laboratory is equipped to monitor bioaccumulative chemicals
by directly exposing fish in a flow-through system to effluents
and site waters obtained at client locations. The mobile laboratory
also facilitates development of site-specific bioaccumulation factors
(BAFs) utilizing GLEC’s special expertise in the water quality and
trophic level considerations affecting BAF values. GLEC’s environmental
often complement bioaccumulation/
bioconcentration studies, including
biouptake studies of fish tissue from
Along with our extensive field and laboratory capabilities, GLEC plays a key role in the development, evaluation, and validation of national BAF methods, models, and standards. Our broad expertise and involvement assures that clients in both the regulated and regulatory communities benefit from the highest quality deliverables. All GLEC field and lab operations followed presribed EPA, ASTM, or other specified methods/ protocols and comply with proven GLEC quality plans and procedures.
Contact: Dennis McIntyre, Senior Research Scientist
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