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Main Title A rapid assessment of the toxicity of three chlorinated cyclodiene insecticide intermediates to fathead minnows /
Author Spehar, Robert L. ; Veith, Gilman D. ; DeFoe, David L. ; Bergstedt., Barbara A. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Spehar, Robert L.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Minn.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory-Duluth, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number PB-272 655; EPA 600/3-77-099
Stock Number PB-272 655
OCLC Number 37861476
Subjects Fishes--Effect of water pollution on ; Organochlorine compounds--Physiological effect ; Insecticides--Physiological effect
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Insecticides ; Minnows ; Statistical analysis ; Toxicology ; Assessments ; Larvae ; Bioassay ; Fresh water fishes ; Growth ; Pesticides ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Residues ; Concentration(Composition) ; Exposure ; Recommendations ; Tables(Data) ; Lethal dosage ; Experimental data ; Bioaccumulation ; Fathead minnows ; Pimephales promelas ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Cyclopentadiene/hexachloro ; Norbornadiene/hexachloro ; Norbornene/heptachloro ; Maximum permissible exposure level
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EJED  EPA-600/3-77/099 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 02/21/2006
EKCD  EPA-600/3-77-099 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-099 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-099 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/10/2022
ELDD  EPA-600/3-77-099 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/09/2002
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-099 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-272 655 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 22 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A rapid assessment study to determine the toxicity and bioaccumulation of three chlorinated cyclodiene insecticide intermediates; hexachlorocyclopentadiene, hexachloronorbornadiene, and heptachloronorbornene to fathead minnow larvae and early juveniles was conducted for 30 days under flow-through conditions. A concentration of 7.3 micrograms/liter of hexachlorocyclopentadiene caused significant decreases in survival after 4 days. Growth of fish exposed for 30 days was not significantly decreased at any of the concentrations tested. The highest concentration of hexachlorocyclopentadiene having no adverse effect was 3.7 micrograms/liter. Concentrations of 122 and 226 micrograms/liter of hexachloronorbornadiene caused significant decreases in survival after 4 days. Growth of 30 day-old larvae was significantly decreased at 38.4 micrograms/liter and was the most sensitive indicator of toxicity. Survival of fathead minnows exposed to heptachloronorbornene was significantly decreased at 83.5 micrograms/liter after 4 days. The highest concentration having no adverse effect was 25.9 micrograms/liter. The average bioconcentration factor for fish exposed to less than 40 micrograms/liter of this compound in water was 11,200.
Includes bibliographical references.