Accession Number : ADA322969

Title :   Investigations in Fish Control: 92. Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Rotenone to Daphnia magna, 93. Toxicity of Rotenone to Developing Rainbow Trout, 94. Oral Toxicity of Rotenone to Mammals.

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE LA CROSSE WI

Personal Author(s) : Rach, J. J. ; Bills, T. D. ; Marking, L. L. ; Bills, T. D.

PDF Url : ADA322969

Report Date : 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Rotenone is widely used in fishery management for the removal of unwanted fish populations. Its usefulness stems from its high toxicity to fish, low toxicity to mammals, and rapid decomposition in the environment. Its use has been questioned, however, by environmental groups and others who are concerned about the use of chemicals in the environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has requested data needed for the reregistration of rotenone. During the last several years, studies of its toxicity, accumulation, and depuration in fish, mammals, invertebrates, and plants have been completed as part of the EPA requirements. One of the studies required consisted of acute and chronic toxicity tests on Daphnia magna, the organism chosen because it is sensitive to toxic substances.

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *INSECTICIDES, *FISHES, CONTROL, ENVIRONMENTS, MANAGEMENT, MAMMALS, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, INVERTEBRATES, DECOMPOSITION, ORAL INTAKE, PLANTS(BOTANY).

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Toxicology
      Pesticides Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE