Accession Number:

AD0787653

Title:

The Effect of Ultra Low Volume Aerial Dispersal of Naled on an Aquatic Habitat Robins AFB, Georgia.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB KELLY AFB TX

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Ultra low volume aerial application of naled Dibrom 14 at 0.7 and 1.5 oz per acre were made at Robins AFB GA on 31 July 1974. The effects of the spray on non target aquatic organisms were monitored utilizing caged fish, shoreline sampling, drift traps, drop traps, acetylcholinesterase levels in fish brain and other observations. Acetylcholinesterase activity in fish brains was depressed in the treated areas but no significant mortality of fish was noted. No gross effects on the normal fauna was observed. From this test it is concluded that no extensive monitoring activities are required for routine spray missions using conventional rates of naled, but closely spaced, multiple applications may require monitoring.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Pesticides Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE