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Main Title Black Bullhead: An Indicator of the Presence of Chemical Carcinogens.
Author Grizzle, J. M. ;
CORP Author Auburn Univ., AL.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-CR-809336-010 ;EPA-CR-807844-010; EPA/600/D-86/035;
Stock Number PB86-158599
Additional Subjects Indicator species ; Toxicology ; Fishes ; Reprints ; Water pollution detection ; Bioindicators ; Black bullheads ; Carcinogens
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-158599 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 12p
The usefulness of exposing caged fish to polluted water to detect chemical carcinogens was demonstrated by the development of neoplasms on black bullheads. Chemical analysis in this case failed to indicate that that mutagenic or carcinogenic chemicals were present, perhaps because of infrequent sampling. Laboratory exposures of black bullheads to sediment extracts (unpublished data) and brown bullhead embryos to organic extracts of the Tuskegee wastewater failed to cause tumors or other lesions that occurred on fish exposed in cages. Additional refinement of techniques may improve the usefulness of laboratory exposures; however, field exposure of caged fish is currently most satisfactory for the conditions and the carcinogen(s) present in the Tuskegee wastewater.