The response of larvae Brachymystax lenok during continuous and single pulses exposure to copper, zinc, lead and cadmium.

Author(s) Zhang, F.; Xu, J.
Journal Ecotoxicol Environ Saf
Date Published 2018 Dec 15
Abstract

The continuous and single pulses exposure of Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd on larvae Brachymystax lenok were tested in this study. The first-order kinetics was employed to obtain better comprehension on the time-toxicity relationship of tested heavy metals in continuous exposure test. For difference in time-varying exposure or recovery, 50% lethal time-averaged concentration (TAC) was used to assess the pulsed toxicity, which took both time and concentration into consideration in exposure and post-exposure period. TAC assessment to the single pulses and the regression analysis of first-order kinetic to continuous exposures demonstrated that Cu and Zn showed greater toxicity than Pb and Cd, indicating a slower uptake and/or depuration effect for zinc or copper. Furthermore, the results showed that recovery effect of larvae to all four metals was found in 24 h exposure followed by 72 h in fresh water, while for 72 h exposure and 24 h non-exposure the delayed lethal phenomenon occurred.

DOI 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.08.091
ISSN 1090-2414
Citation Zhang F, Xu J. The response of larvae Brachymystax lenok during continuous and single pulses exposure to copper, zinc, lead and cadmium. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2018;165:153-159.