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Accute toxicity of linear alkylbenzene to Caenorhabditis elegans Maupas, 1900 in soil.

Johnson, Stephen J, Castan, M, Proudfoot, Lorna, Barry, D A and Christofi, Nicholas (2007) Accute toxicity of linear alkylbenzene to Caenorhabditis elegans Maupas, 1900 in soil. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 79 (1). pp. 41-44. ISSN 0007-4861

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Abstract/Description

Linear alkybenzene (LAB) is a light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) whose primary use is as a precursor in the manufacture of linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) detergents. LAB is also used as insulating oil in underground electricity transmission cables. It has been estimated that some 2 × 106 kg/year of LAB is discharged into the sewage system in Europe (Hansen et al. 2000) and most published data relate to aquatic organisms (Gledhill et al. 1991; Heinze 2001). This work aims to address the lack of data on the toxicity of LAB to terrestrial soil organisms that may be exposed to contamination due to spills of bulk LAB or failure of oil-insulated cables.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0007-4861
Electronic ISSN: 1432-0800
Uncontrolled Keywords: Linear alkybenzene; Light non-aqueous liquid; Toxicity; Contamination
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 615 Pharmacology & therapeutics
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology > 577 Ecology
Library of Congress Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Item ID: 1650
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2008 16:56
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 16:54
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1650

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