Evaluation of a methodology for toxicity testing of volatile chlorinated hydrocarbons on marine organisms

James Hunt, Gavin Birch, Michael St J. Warne, Rick Krassoi

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Abstract

This study evaluated the suitability of sealed containers for toxicity testing to prevent loss of volatile chlorinated hydrocarbons (VCHs) with a range of Australian marine organisms including: micro-algae; sea urchin and oyster larvae in 44 mL sealed vials and fish larvae; amphipods; and juvenile polychaetes in 1 L sealed jars. Vials prevented volatilisation of VCHs during testing. Jars were less effective, with average losses of 46%. Growth and development of algae, sea urchins and oysters in vials was acceptable, indicating suitability of the methodology. Jars were suitable for amphipods and polychaetes; however, further evaluation of the fish test is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-748
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume82
Issue number6
Early online date13 Mar 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Sealed containers
  • Toxicity testing
  • Volatile chlorinated hydrocarbons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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