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Sediments consists of mostly inorganic material washed into a stream as a result of land cultivation, construction, demolition, and mining operations. Sediments interfere with fish spawning because they can cover gravel beds and block light penetration, making food harder to find. Sediments can also damage gill structures directly, smothering aquatic insects and fishes. Organic sediments can deplete the water of oxygen, creating anaerobic (without oxygen) conditions, and may create unsightly conditions and cause unpleasant odors.

This change improved the overall treatment of sewage by decreasing the frequency of bypasses and allowing additional levels of sewage treatment, such as phosphorus removal, to be added at the wastewater treatment plant. It left unresolved the treatment of storm water runoff, which is now one of the major sources of water pollution in the United States. Agricultural wastes that flow directly into surface waters have a collective population equivalent of about two billion. Agricultural wastes are typically high in nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), biodegradable organic carbon, pesticide residues, andfecal coliform bacteria (bacteria that normally live in the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals and indicate contamination by animal wastes).

DOSE-RESPONSE EVALUATION Dose-response evaluation is required both in determining exposure scenarios for the pollutant in question and in characterizing a health effect. The response of an organism to a pollutant always depends in some way on the amount or dose of pollutant to the organism. The magnitude of the dose, in turn, depends on the exposure pathway. The same substance may have a different effect depending on whether it is inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin, or whether the exposure is external.

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