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Chronic toxicity, uptake, and retention of aroclor® 1254 in two estuarine fishes

Conclusions

Our results suggest that chronic exposure to Aroclor 1254 increased susceptibility of test pinfish and spot to disease, and also appeared to be toxic to these fish. This PCB is rapidly stored by pinfish and spot, and persists in tissues for approximately three months. Our findings emphasize the need for further study on the effect of chronic exposure of aquatic organisms to polychlorinated biphenyls.

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Hansen, D.J., Parrish, P.R., Lowe, J.I. et al. Chronic toxicity, uptake, and retention of aroclor® 1254 in two estuarine fishes. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 6, 113–119 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01540091

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Keywords

  • Toxicity
  • Waste Water
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution
  • Biphenyl