Module 3: Standardization of wildlife receptor characteristics
Under the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP), ecological risk assessments (ERAs) are commonly used to manage federal contaminated sites. FCSAP has developed guidance for ERAs in addition to the ones from the Canadian Council of Minister’s of the Environment. This document is a technical guidance module on standardization of wildlife (birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians) receptor characteristics used to quantify contaminant exposure via oral intake. This module identifies 27 wildlife species commonly used in ERAs throughout Canada which use both terrestrial and aquatic environments, and provides information on specific receptor characteristics that can be applied in ERAs on federal contaminated sites.
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