Toxicity of acenaphthene and isophorone to early life stages of fathead minnows

  • Michael A. Cairns
  • Alan V. Nebeker


Flow-through 96-hr and early-life-stage toxicity tests were conducted with acenaphthene and isophorone, using fathead minnows (Pimephalespromelas) as test animals. The 96-hr LC50's were 608μg/L for acenaphthene and 145 and 255 mg/L for isophorone, depending on fish age. No-effect concentrations from early-life-stage exposures were 413μg acenaphthene/L and 14 mg isophorone/L; these showed good agreement with published toxicity data.


Toxicity Waste Water Water Management Water Pollution Early Life 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Cairns
    • 1
  • Alan V. Nebeker
    • 1
  1. 1.Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, Freshwater DivisionU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCorvallis

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