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Main Title Toxicity of the polychlorinated biphenyl aroclor 1016 to mink /
Author Aulerich, R. J., ; Ringer, R. K.
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Ringer, R. K.,
CORP Author Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/3-80-033; EPA-68-03-1187
Stock Number PB80-168537
OCLC Number 06467171
Subjects Minks ; Biphenyl compounds--Toxicology ; Phencyclidine--Toxicology
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Pesticides ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Diets ; Survival ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Laboratory animals ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Growth ; Heart ; Kidney ; Toxic substances ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Biphenyl/chloro ; Aroclor 1016 ; Mink ; Mustela vison ; Pesticide residues ; Bioaccumulation
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EJBD  EPA 600-3-80-033 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/07/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/3-80-033 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-80-033 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
ELDD  EPA-600/3-80-033 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/23/2002
ESAD  EPA 600-3-80-033 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-168537 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 24 pages : figures, tables ; 28 cm.
Effects of the PCB Aroclor 1016 on reproduction, growth, and survival of mink (Mustela vison) were investigated. Mink raised according to commercial mink-ranch procedures were fed diets that contained 0, 2, 10, and 25 ppm Aroclor 1016 for up to 18 months. Reproduction was not adversely affected, although kit growth and survival were suboptimum in some of the treated groups. No hematologic differences were observed between the treated and non-treated mink, but heart weight increased and kidney weight decreased in the older animals of two of the three PCB-treated groups. No consistent gross lesions associated with PCB toxicity were observed. The PCB residue in mink tissues was directly related to the quantity of Aroclor 1016 in the diet. Residues in mink kits suggest that Aroclor 1016 passes the placental barrier.
"February 1980." "Contract No. 68-03-1187." Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-23).