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Practical and provocative, Bioavailability reviews prevalent understanding of the physical-chemical-biological mechanisms that control the bioavailability of both organic and inorganic contaminants in aquatic environments. o Discusses the complex issues that surround many regulatory issues o Emphasizes the need to identify and control that portion of the total concentration that is biologically available and can cause adverse effects, i.e., "active" o Examines the influence of dynamic factors, such as pH, alkalinity, and light on these mechanisms o Addresses the subject of speciation for both organic and inorganic contaminants