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Main Title Acute toxicity of selected organic compounds to fathead minnows /
Author Mattson, Vincent R., ; Arthur, John W. ; Walbridge., Charles T.
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Arthur, John W.,
Walbridge, Charles T.,
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/3-76-097
Stock Number PB-262 897
OCLC Number 02791013
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Biological assay ; Bluntnose minnow ; Poisons--Physiological effect ; Toxicology--Fishes, effect of water pollution on
Additional Subjects Biological assay ; Bluntnose minnow ; Poisons--Physiological effect ; Toxicology--Fishes, effect of water pollution on ; Minnows ; Organic compounds ; Toxicity ; Organic acids ; Alcohols ; Hydrocarbons ; Ketones ; Aldehydes ; Phenols ; Mortality ; Ethanols ; Concentration(Composition) ; Lethal dosage ; Classifications ; Bioassay ; Exposure ; Pimephales promelas ; Phenol/chloro ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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EJED  EPA 600-3-76-097 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/08/2002
EKCD  EPA-600/3-76-097 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/19/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-76-097 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELDD  EPA-600/3-76-097 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/09/2002
ESAD  EPA 600-3-76-097 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-262 897 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 13 pages ; 28 cm.
Static nonrenewal laboratory bioassays were conducted with 26 organic compounds commonly used by industry. The selected compounds represented the five following chemical classes: acids, alcohols, hydrocarbons, ketones and aldehydes, and phenols. Juvenile fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) were the test animal, and test duration was limited to 96 hr. Lake Superior water served as the diluent source for all test compounds. Additional tests were conducted with a reconstituted diluent water for five compounds. The alcohol compounds were generally 10 to 100 times less toxic than chemicals tested in the other four chemical classes. Compounds in the other four classes had a similar toxicity range. The most lethal chemical tested was pentachlorophenol (96-hr LC50 of 0.6 mg/l.) and the least lethal was ethanol (96-hr LC50 of 13,480 mg/l.). Most of the minnow deaths occurred during the first 24 hr. Comparative chemical tests in the two diluent waters gave similar lethal responses.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 11-12).