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Title: Acute toxicity of furazolidone on Artemia salina, Daphnia magna, and Culex pipiens molestus larvae

As a result of evidence of the ecotoxicity of nitrofurans, the acute toxicity of furazolidone was tested in vivo on two aquatic organisms, Artemia salina and Daphnia magna, which are both crustaceans. Toxicity studies were also performed on larvae of Culex pipiens molestus. Results indicated a significant toxicity of the compound on Culex pipiens and Daphnia magna, while Artemia salina proved to be the least sensitive.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6095983
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf.; (United States); Journal Volume: 16:2
Research Org:
Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome (Italy)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; ARTEMIA; SENSITIVITY; DAPHNIA; MOSQUITOES; NITRO COMPOUNDS; TOXICITY; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; FURANS; LARVAE; WATER POLLUTION; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ARTHROPODS; BRANCHIOPODS; CRUSTACEANS; DIPTERA; HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS; INSECTS; INVERTEBRATES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION 560300* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology