Fate and Effects Research

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EXPOSURE = The fate and spatial/temporal distributions of soil/sediment/water associated contaminants relative to the receptor of concern
fate = The movement and transformation of a contaminant from a point in the environment through the ecosystem
EFFECTS = The impacts of a contaminant on biota (e.g. reduce survival, toxicity, etc.)

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Web Date: April 1997
Last updated: April 2003

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