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Main Title Toxic Effects of Cadmium on the Garden Snail ('Helix aspersa').
Author Russell, L. K. ; DeHaven, J. I. ; Botts, R. P. ;
CORP Author Northrop Services, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-03-2650; EPA-600/J-81-403;
Stock Number PB82-126327
Additional Subjects Cadmium ; Toxicology ; Snails ; Food chains ; Behavior ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Growth ; Responses ; Ecology ; Reprints ; Helix aspersa ; Toxic substances ; Bioaccumulation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-126327 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 9p
Spreading treated municipal wastes on agricultural and forests lands is becoming an established method of disposal. However, there is concern about the deleterious effects of toxicants, particularly cadmium, in the sludges. Cadmium concentrations in sewage sludge have been reported as high as 1500 ppm. The work reported here is part of a larger project to investigate the ecological effects of municipal wastes on forest lands. Snails, Helix aspersa, were chosen to examine the entrance of cadmium into terrestrial food chains. This experiment was designed to determine cadmium accumulation, acute toxicity, and behavioral, reproductive and growth responses with increasing levels of cadmium.