Development of a Methodology for Determining a Site-Specific Benchmark Dose for Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra Americana) Using the Pollutant Hydrogen Fluoride
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Env Policy Mgmt
University College, Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Air, Pollution, Standards, Benchmark dose, Fluoride, Fluorine, Toxicology, Hydrogen fluoride, Physiological effect, Pronghorn
This project establishes a Benchmark Dose (BMD) for antelope in Wyoming by calculating a fluoride in forage standard. The BMD methodology replaces the No-Observed-Adverse-Effect (NOAEL) methodology which is used to calculate the level of a pollutant an animal can tolerate. In order to calculate a BMD for fluoride, the fluoride in forage and the effects on the antelope's teeth are determined. A sampling plan was developed for antelope jawbones and sagebrush. The results derived from the sampling plan are inputted into a BMD software package and a BMD for the pollutant and species in question is derived. The results derived from the BMD software equals the new regulatory standard for the pollutant.
Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.
Baker, Edward, "Development of a Methodology for Determining a Site-Specific Benchmark Dose for Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra Americana) Using the Pollutant Hydrogen Fluoride" (2005). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 164.