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Main Title Acute Toxicity of Butyl Benzyl Phthalate to the Saltwater Fish English Sole, 'Parophrys vetulus'.
Author Randall, R. C. ; Ozretich, R. J. ; Boese, B. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/J-83/291;
Stock Number PB85-193621
Additional Subjects Perch ; Toxicity ; Flatfishes ; Water pollution ; Standards ; National government ; Bioassay ; Phthalates ; Esters ; Exposure ; Animal behavior ; Industrial wastes ; Nervous system ; Reprints ; Parophrys yetulus ; Cymatogaster aggregata ; Water quality criteria
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-193621 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 4p
The Clean Water Act of 1971 directed the Environmental Protection Agency to establish ambient water quality criteria for several classes of elements and compounds, including phthalate esters. Multispecies acute toxicity data are required to develop these criteria. Static bioassay LC50S for butylbenzyl phthalate (BBP) for a single species of marine fish based on nominal doses range from 3 mg/l to 440 mg/l. Flow-through bioassays were used in this study of BBP with shiner perch (Cymatogaster aggregata). Using measured exposure concentrations, 96-hr LC50S averaged 0.51 mg/l.