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Main Title Growth and Reproduction of the Earthworm 'Eisenia fetida' after Exposure to Sublethal Concentrations of Metals.
Author Neuhauser, E. F. ; Malecki, M. R. ; Loehr, R. C. ;
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-810006; EPA/600/J-84/343;
Stock Number PB86-118536
Additional Subjects Metals ; Sewage disposal ; Worms ; Toxicity ; Hazardous materials ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Growth ; Exposure ; Concentration(Composition) ; Animal physiology ; Reprints ; Land application ; Earthworms ; Eisenia fetida
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-118536 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The use of land for the treatment and disposal of various wastes has resulted in a desire for more information concerning the effects of these materials on the soil ecosystem. Earthworms are often studied as a representative organism of the soil biota that may be affected by changes in soil environment. They are affected by a wide variety of man's activities and have been studied in soils affected by mining, high applications of animal wastes containing copper and land disposal of sludge. Metals are a potentially toxic component of many waste materials and their effect on earthworm growth and reproduction has been evaluated. This information is needed to determine the utility of earthworms for monitoring the effectiveness of remedial action (i.e., clean-up and reclamation) at hazardous waste spills/sites.