Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 1 OF 15
|Main Title||Alterations in Composition of Field- and Laboratory-Developed Estuarine Benthic Communities Exposed to Di-n-Butyl Phthalate.|
|Author||Tagatz, M. E. ; Deans, C. H. ; Moore, J. C. ; Plaia, G. R. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.|
|Additional Subjects||Water pollution ; Benthos ; Estuaries ; Toxicity ; Plasticizers ; Substitutes ; Industrial wastes ; Exposure ; Insect repellents ; Laboratory animals ; Field tests ; Phthalic acid/(dibutyl-ester)|
Macrobenthic animal communities, developed in sand-filled aquaria in the laboratory and in the field, were exposed to three concentrations of the plasticizer, di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), and effects on community structure assessed. Laboratory communities were colonized by planktonic larvae in unfiltered seawater; field communities, by naturally occurring animals. After 8 weeks of colonization, laboratory and field communities (removed to the laboratory) were exposed to DBP for 2 weeks.