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Main Title Chronic Toxicity of Pydraul 50E to Lake Trout.
Author Mayer, F. L. ; Woodward, D. F. ; Adams, W. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, MS. ;ABC Labs., Inc., Columbia, MO.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/389 ;CONTRIB-763;
Stock Number PB93-236271
Additional Subjects Trout ; Toxicity ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Hydraulic fluids ; Plasticizers ; Dose-response relationships ; Growth ; Survival ; Reprints ; Pydraul 50E
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-236271 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Industrial phosphate esters have been widely used for the past 30 years as plasticizers, hydraulic fluids, and gasoline additives because of their fire resistance and performance. A study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicated that a significant portion of the annual production of all hydraulic fluid was discharged into the environment as a result of leakage. The purpose of the study was to determine the chronic toxicity of Pydraul 50E, an alkyl-aryl phosphate ester hydraulic fluid, to lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). Fry (24-days-old) were continuously exposed to 0, 2.6, 5.3, and 16 micrograms/L of Pydraul 50E for 120 days. All fish died in the 16 micrograms/L exposure, and growth was significantly less in the 5.3 micrograms/L exposure. A high incidence of light skin coloration (66%) and cataracts in one or both eyes (92%) also occurred in the 5.3 micrograms/L exposure. Bioconcentration factors for Pydraul 50E ranged from 462 to 5,500. Improved management of hydraulic fluid use is recommended to reduce environmental contamination.