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Main Title Chronic toxicity of hexavalent chromium to the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) /
Author Pickering, Q. H.,
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Cincinnati, OH. Newtown Fish Toxicology Station.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory-Duluth, National Technical Information Service
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600-J-80-194
Stock Number PB81-132037
OCLC Number 1099470347
Subjects Fishes--Effect of water pollution on--United States. ; Chromium--Toxicology.
Additional Subjects Chromium ; Metals ; Toxicology ; Fishes ; Bioassay ; Survival ; Growth ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Metals ; Fresh water ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water pollution ; Fathead minnows ; Heavy metals ; Pimephales promelas ; Toxic substances ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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ESAD  EPA 600-J-80-194 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/08/2019
NTIS  PB81-132037 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/22/2019
Collation pages 405-413 ; tables ; 28 cm
The chronic effects of hexavalent chromium on the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) were investigated. Survival was affected only at the high test concentration of 3.95 mg Cr/L. All chromium concentrations, including 0.018 mg/L, the lowest tested, retarded the early growth of first-generation fish, but this effect was only temporary. Growth of second-generation fish was not affected at concentrations of 1.0 mg/L or lower. Reproduction and hatchability of eggs were not affected at any chromium concentration tested. The maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) for fathead minnows in hard water (209 mg/L as CaCO3 at pH 7.7) was based on survival and lies between 1.0 and 3.95 mg Cr/L, respectively. The application factor (MATC/96-hr LC50) is between 0.03 and 0.11.
Caption title. Reprint of article from Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 9, 405-413 (1980). Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-413).