Accession Number:

ADA347472

Title:

Copper Hazards to Fish, Wildlife, and Invertebrates: A Synoptic Review.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

Selective review and synthesis of the technical literature on copper and copper salts in the environment and their effects primarily on fishes, birds, mammals, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates, and other natural resources. The subtopics include copper sources and uses chemical and biochemical properties concentrations of copper in field collections of abiotic materials and living organisms effects of copper deficiency lethal and sublethal effects on terrestrial plants and invertebrates, aquzatic organisms, birds, and mammals, including effects on survival, growth, reproduction, behavior, metabolism, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and teratogenicity proposed criteria for the protection of human health and sensitive natural resources and recommendations for additional research.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE