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Main Title Effects of drilling fluids on embryo development /
Author Crawford, Richard B.
CORP Author Trinity Coll., Hartford, CT. Dept. of Biology.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600-S3-83-021; EPA-600/3-83-021
Stock Number PB83-190983
OCLC Number 14471067
Subjects Fishes--Embryology ; Drilling muds--Environmental aspects ; Embryology--Fishes
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Drilling fluids ; Water pollution ; Embryos ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Teleost ; Fundulus heteroclitus ; Echinarachnius parma ; Strongylocentrotus purpuratus ; Lytechinus pictus ; Lytechinus variegatus
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S3-83-021 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/13/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S3-83-021 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/10/2018
EKCD  EPA 600-3-83-021 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 02/29/2008
NTIS  PB83-190983 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 29 pages ; 28 cm
Toxicity of used drilling fluids to embryo development was investigated to ascertain the limits of safe usage of these fluids in marine environments. Embryos used as test systems were of the teleost, Fundulus heteroclitus, and four echinoderms Echinarachnius parma, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Lytechinus pictus, and Lytechinus variegatus. The drilling fluids tested came from various sources; 24 different samples were evaluated. In addition, several commercial drilling fluid components were examined in the test systems including a synthetic reference mud. Studies demonstrated that no single drilling fluid is 'typical' and that the quantitative effects of embryos vary considerably from one fluid to another.
"EPA/600-S3-83-021." "June 1983."