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Main Title Acute toxicity of selected toxicants to six species of fish /
Author Cardwell, Rick D., ; Foreman, Dallas G. ; Payne, Thomas R. ; Wilbur., Doris J.
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Author Title of a Work
Foreman, Dallas G.,
Payne, Thomas R.,
Wilbur, Doris J.,
Cardwell, Rick D.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory ;
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600/3-76-008; EPA-68-01-0748; EPA-ROAP-16AAE-05
Stock Number PB-252 488
OCLC Number 02204340
Subjects Fishes--Effect of water pollution on ; Poisons--Physiological effect
Additional Subjects Fishes, Effect of water pollution on ; Poisons--Physiological effect ; Toxicity ; Fishes ; Arsenic inorganic compounds ; Sodium inorganic compounds ; Sodium organic compounds ; Bioassay ; Fresh water fishes ; Toxicology ; Sodium cyanide ; Selenium oxides ; Exposure ; Halohydrocarbons ; Lethal dosage ; Catfishes ; Lead inorganic compounds ; Trout ; Tables(Data) ; Recommendations ; Mortality ; Sensitivity ; Phenols ; Water pollution ; Lead halides ; Chlorides ; Beryllium sulfates ; Bluegills ; Ictalurus punctatus ; Goldfish ; Carassuis auratus ; Fish mucus ; Sodium/pentachlorophenol ; Arsenites ; Lead chlorides ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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EHBD  EPA-600/3-76-008 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/09/2007
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-76-008 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/12/2013
EJED  EPA 600-3-76-008 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 09/20/2002
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NTIS  PB-252 488 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 117 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The relationship between median lethal concentration and exposure time was determined for five chemicals and up to six species of freshwater fish in a flow-through system. The lowest median lethal concentrations found were 0.114 mg/l for sodium cyanide, 0.118 mg/l for sodium pentachlorophenate, 2.9 mg/l for selenium dioxide, 18.0 mg/l for sodium arsenite, 25.4 mg/l for beryllium sulfate, and greater than 100 mg/l for lead chloride. Toxicity curves relating median lethal concentration to exposure time were of three types. One curve, resembling a rectangular hyperbola, characterized the toxicity of sodium cyanide, while another curve, sigmoid in shape, characterized the toxicity of selenium dioxide. Both types of curves were observed in toxicity tests with sodium pentachlorophenate, sodium arsenite and beryllium sulfate. Linear toxicity curves were recorded for some fish species exposed to selenium dioxide, sodium arsenite and beryllium sulfate, but these were usually encountered when exposure times were less than 96 hr.
"Contract no. 68-01-0748." Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-70).