What's toxic to ecosystems?

Chemical tests alone cannot offer a comprehensive diagnosis of site contamination. To compensate for these shortcomings, chemical analyses are supported by a separate suite of 'ecotoxicological' tests based on living organisms. A range of species, selected from different levels in the ecosystem, is used to assess the toxicity of media collected from contaminated sites.

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