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The acute toxicity of a yellow phosphorus contaminated diet to brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

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Yellow phosphorus (P4) contaminated cod muscle (P4, 4-11 μg/g) and liver (P4, 194 μg/g) were lethal when fed to brook trout. The symptoms of P4 poisoning were identical to those observed when this element is present in water (Fletcher et al. 1970), namely, external redness, hemolysis and reduced hematocrits. The approximate toxic dosage of P4 ranged from 1.23 –2.73 mg.

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Fletcher, G.L. The acute toxicity of a yellow phosphorus contaminated diet to brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 10, 123–128 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01685885

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  • Phosphorus
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution