By David J.H. Phillips
Twenty years in the past, researchers wishing to spot infected components in aquatic environments as a rule took water samples, and analysed them badly (as we have now considering that came upon) for a couple of "pollutants" which have been of topical notice on the time (and that could be quantified by way of the tools then available). this day, using aquatic organisms as biomonitors rather than water research has develop into common, and plenty of nationwide and interna tional programmes exist worldwide related to such experiences. We think that this pattern will proceed, and feature whole religion within the method (when it truly is hired correctly). we are hoping that the next textual content assists in a few half in achieving this aim, such that the standard of our most elementary worldwide source -water - is sufficiently safe sooner or later. DAVE PHILLIPS, PHIL RAINBOW England, March 1992 vii Acknowledgements Our thank you for contributions to this e-book are because of numerous members and teams, for various purposes. to start with, a co-authored publication is often a triumph, and we belief that the next textual content is an appropriate compromise of the perspectives of 2 person authors, on a posh and constructing subject. Secondly, the various rules herein have crystallised over the past twenty years because the box has grown, and we're separately and jointly thankful to a couple of researchers for his or her perception and assistance.
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