Effects of Aluminized Fiberglass on Representative Chesapeake Bay Marine Organisms
Final rept. 23 Jul 1976-23 Nov 1977
SYSCON CORP WASHINGTON DC
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The basic static acute toxicity method was used to assess the effects of aluminized fiberglass on six representative forms of Chesapeake Bay aquatic animals. Exposure levels were derived from a simple model of the episodic introduction of the material into Chesapeake Bay, and represent multiples of up to 1000 times the expected areal exposure, with concentrations fibers per unit volume and durations of exposure considerably larger. The results indicate no significant mortaility to any of the six species as a result of exposure and no accumulation of the material in the food chain, indicating that neither short- term nor long-term adverse environmental effects should occur.