SCRAM: A scoring and ranking system for persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic substances for the North American Great Lakes

Erin M. Snyder, Shane A. Snyder, John P. Giesy, Shari A. Blonde, Gary K. Hurlburt, Cheryl L. Summer, Rachel R. Mitchell, Dennis M. Bush

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Abstract

Part I (Snyder et al., 1999a) of this series introduced SCRAM, a chemical scoring and ranking system for contaminants of the North American Great Lakes. Here, in Part II, scoring of the bioaccumulation potential and persistence of chemicals is discussed, including acceptable types of data, specific scoring instructions, and the basis for criteria and scores for these categories of the system. Difficulties encountered during the process of determining which types of data adequately represent the properties of interest are discussed. Also, justification is given for an emphasis on scoring on the basis of persistence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-121
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute toxicity
  • Bioaccumulation
  • Chemical scoring and ranking
  • Chronic toxicity
  • Hazard
  • North American Great Lakes
  • Persistence
  • Priority pollutants
  • SCRAM (Chemical Scoring and Ranking Assessment Model)
  • Uncertainty
  • Water pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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