An integrated assessment of the biological effects of boron to the rainbow trout

Acute and chronic toxicity tests have been performed in a number of independent laboratories to assess the effects of boron on aquatic life

Jeffrey A. Black; James B. Barnum; Wesley J. Birge

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • Acute and chronic toxicity tests have been performed in a number of independent laboratories to assess the effects of boron on aquatic life
  • Among the lowest effect concentrations were those determined in investigations on embryo-larval stages of the rainbow trout in reconstituted water
  • To gain a more precise definition of effect levels with rainbow trout, additional studies were performed with this species in both laboratory and natural dilution waters
  • Other factors that may have contributed to the wide range of lowest observed effect concentrations values related to the effects of different types of dilution water on boron toxicity and the differential sensitivity of the trout strains evaluated
  • The impact of these variables on defining effect levels is discussed in detail in this paper
  • This conclusion is consistent with limits proposed by other investigators

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