Journal article

TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FUNGICIDE MIXTURES ON THE AMPHIPOD AUSTROCHILTONIA SUBTENUIS

Hung T Vu, Michael J Keough, Sara M Long, Vincent J Pettigrove

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

Approaches to assess the toxicity of mixtures often use predictive models with acute mortality as an endpoint at relatively high concentrations. However, these approaches do not reflect realistic situations where organisms could be exposed to chemical mixtures over long periods at low concentrations at which no significant mortalities occur. The present study investigated chronic effects of 2 common fungicides, Filan® (active ingredient [a.i]) boscalid) and Systhane™ (a.i. myclobutanil), on the amphipod Austrochiltonia subtenuis at environmentally relevant concentrations under laboratory conditions. Sexually mature amphipods were exposed singly and in combination to Filan (1, 10, and 40 μg a..

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