Accession Number : ADA322630

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

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : PATUXENT WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s) : Eisler, Ronald

PDF Url : ADA322630

Report Date : APR 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is now widely used as a wood preservative; this use has contributed to the presence and detection of PCP residues in air, rain, groundwater, surface water, fish and aquatic invertebrates, and human urine, blood, and milk. This report 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.

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *BIODEGRADATION, *INVERTEBRATES, *FISHES, DETECTION, HUMANS, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, NATURAL RESOURCES, GROUND WATER, RAIN, SURFACE WATERS, FUNGICIDES, DOCUMENTS, PROTECTION, LETHALITY, FISHERIES, AQUATIC ORGANISMS, WILDLIFE, INSECTICIDES, BLOOD, URINE, HERBICIDES, GERMICIDES, MILK, SUBLETHAL DOSAGE.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Biology
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE