Effects of Propylene Oxide on Selected Species of Fishes.
Final rept. May-Sep 74.
AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FLA
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In conjunction with the fuel air explosives testing and evaluation program, laboratory investigations into the effects of propylene oxide were accomplished using two selected species of freshwater fishes and one marine species. For a 96-hour exposure period, the median tolerance limits TLm for propylene oxide were determined to be 141 ppm for mosquitofish Gambusia affinis Baird and Gerard, 215 ppm for bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque, and 89 ppm for common mullet Mugil cephalus Linnaeus. The results of these tests demonstrate that the toxicity of propylene oxide is sufficiently high to warrant caution with its handling near fresh-water or marine aquatic systems.