Accession Number:

ADA285920

Title:

Aquatic Toxicity of Decontaminating Solutions DS-2/DS-2P

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Dec 1993

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDMD

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army is working on reducing the possibility of human health effects from exposure to the decontaminating solution DS-2. One of the components of the DS-2 mixture, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether EGME, has been determined to cause birth defects, fetotoxicity, and bone marrow problems in laboratory animals. The proposed formulation DS-2P replaces EGME with propylene glycol monomethyl ether. This report provides initial environmental screening results using Daphnia magna, fathead minnow, Photobacterium phosphoreum, and earthworm.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Toxicology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE