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Copper hazards to fish, wildlife and invertebrates: a synoptic review

Contaminant Hazard Reviews Report 33 ; Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR--1997-0002.

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Abstract

Selective review and synthesis of the technical literature on copper and copper salts in the environment and their effects primarily on fishes, birds, mammals, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates, and other natural resources. The subtopics include copper sources and uses; chemical and biochemical properties; concentrations of copper in field collections of abiotic materials and living organisms; effects of copper deficiency; lethal and sublethal effects on terrestrial plants and invertebrates, aquatic organisms, birds and mammals, including effects on survival, growth, reproduction, behavior, metabolism, carcinogenicity, matagenicity, and teratogenicity; proposed criteria for the protection of human health and sensitive natural resources; and recommendations for additional research.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Organization Series
Title:
Copper hazards to fish, wildlife and invertebrates: a synoptic review
Series title:
Contaminant Hazard Reviews
Series number:
Report 33 ; Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR--1997-0002.
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Laurel, MD
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
iv, 99 p.
Number of Pages:
103