Critique and Response
happens when plain water is tested for toxicity using EPA's official methods?
In a recent blind study, nearly 40% of such samples were erroneously reported
to be toxic. A summary of the WET Method Blank Study, along with an interesting
professional critique of the research design and conclusions, are available
The study was accepted for publication in SETAC's peer-reviewed journal Environmental
Toxicology & Chemistry. The article appears in the Jan./Feb. of 2000 issue.