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Ecotoxicology of organic contaminants to amphibians

OCLC: 43286537.
By:
Edited by:
Donald W. Sparling, Greg Linder, Christine A. Bishop

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Abstract

The effects of organic contaminants on amphibians are poorly known but of considerable interest. These contaminants include the highly toxic dioxins and furans as well as PCBs, PAHs and organochlorine pesticides. Although these compounds may have lower acute toxicity than dioxins and furans, they have been implicated in several problems associated with genotoxicity, endocrine disruption, malformations and reduced growth. There is evidence that amphibian tadpoles bioaccumulate these organic compounds and may have biological concentrating factors ranging in the hundreds. This chapter reviews what is known about the effects and concentrations of organic contaminants in amphibians and provides recommendations for further research

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Ecotoxicology of organic contaminants to amphibians
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Publisher location:
Pensacola, FL.
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
xv, 877
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
461
Last page:
494