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Pentachlorophenol Hazards to Fish, Wildlife, and Invertebrates: A Synoptic Review

Contaminant Hazard Reviews Report 17 ; Biological Report 85(1.17).

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Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is now widely used as a wood preservative, and this has contributed to the detection of PCP residues in air, rain, groundwaters, surface waters, fish and aquatic invertebrates, and in human urine, blood, and milk of nursing mothers. This report briefly reviews the technical literature on ecological and toxicological aspects of PCP in the environment, with emphasis on fishery and wildlife resources. Subtopics include sources and uses, chemical properties, fate, background concentrations, lethal and sublethal effects, and current recommendations for resource protection

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Organization Series
Title:
Pentachlorophenol Hazards to Fish, Wildlife, and Invertebrates: A Synoptic Review
Series title:
Contaminant Hazard Reviews
Series number:
Report 17 ; Biological Report 85(1.17).
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher location:
Laurel, MD
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
vii, 72