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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) to fish and other aquatic life|
|Author||Nebeker, Alan V. ; Puglisi, Frank A. ; DeFoe., David L.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Minn. ;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., Oreg. Western Fish Toxicology Station.|
|Publisher||Environmental Research Laboratory-Duluth, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;|
|Stock Number||PB-264 804|
|Subjects||Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects ; Polychlorinated biphenyls--Toxicology ; Fishes--Effect of water pollution on ; Pollution--Environmental aspects|
|Additional Subjects||Toxicity ; Fishes ; Aquatic animals ; Toxicology ; Freshwater fishes ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Bioassays ; Growth ; Survival ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Experimental data ; Water pollution ; Diptera ; Lethal dosage ; Crustacea ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Biphenyl/chloro ; Chemicals ; Daphnia magna ; Jordanella floridae ; Flagfish ; Fathead minnow ; Gammarus pseudolimnaeus ; Tanytarsus dissimilis ; Pimephalas promelas|
|Collation||ix, 73 p. : ill.|
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) have been shown to be widespread in the environment. Their significance in the aquatic environment as a poison is now being revealed. They are being detected in fish and other aquatic life at levels much higher than concentrations found in the water. The acute toxicity of some of the many types of PCB's produced commercially has been demonstrated for a few species of fish, and fish food organisms, such as shrimp, scuds, and aquatic insects; however, little information is currently available on the chronic effects of PCB on the full life cycles of aquatic animals. In order to assess the danger of these compounds to fish and fish food organisms the laboratory designed and conducted bioassays using Daphnia magna, the fathead minnow Pimephales promelas, the flagfish Jordanella floridae, the scud Gammarus pseudolimnaeus, and the midge Tanytarsus dissimilis, using commercially available PCB mixtures (Aroclor 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254, 1260, 1262, and 1268).
"March 1977." "EPA-600/3-77-034." "PB 264 804." Bibliography: p. 71-73. Photocopy.