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Main Title Toxicity to fish of Cyanides and related compounds : a review /
Author Doudoroff, Peter,
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife.;Environmental Research Lab., Duluth, Minn.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/3-76-038; EPA-R-802459
Stock Number PB-253 528
OCLC Number 02367181
Subjects Fishes--Effect of water pollution on ; Cyanides--Toxicology ; Aquatic ecology ; Cyanides--toxicity
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Cyanides ; Fishes ; Water pollution ; Toxic tolerances ; Growth ; Aquatic animals ; Toxicology ; Reviews ; Nitriles ; Cyanates ; Minerals ; Thiocyanates ; Cyanogen ; Exposure ; pH ; Temperature ; Dissolved gases ; Oxygen ; Ecology ; Physiological effects ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Toxic hazards
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA-600/3-76-038 2 copies CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/09/2007
EJBD  EPA 600/3-76-038 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/12/2006
EKBD  EPA-600/3-76-038 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/11/2003
EKCD  EPA-600/3-76-038 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/19/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-76-038 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELDD  EPA-600/3-76-038 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/09/2002
ESAD  EPA 600-3-76-038 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-253 528 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 155 pages ; 28 cm.
The world literature on the toxicity to fish of simple and complex cyanides, nitriles, cyanogen chloride, thiocyanates, and cyanates is reviewed. Differently determined limits of toxicant concentrations tolerated by various fishes are compared, and their variation with exposure time, the pH, temperature, and dissolved oxygen and mineral content of the water, body size, age, acclimation, etc., is examined. Interactions of free cyanide with other toxic water pollutants also are considered. Available data on effects of sublethal levels of free cyanide on growth, food consumption and utilization, swimming ability, behavior, etc., and observations on avoidance reactions of fish to the toxicant are summarized and their ecological significance is discussed. Some conclusions regarding acceptable concentrations of free cyanide in receiving waters are presented.
Prepared by the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, under grant no. R-802459. "Grant no. R-802459." Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-154).