This study evaluates the TCDD toxicity in embryos and larvae of the fathead minnow based on body burden. For the fish embryos, the LOAEL with mild lesions was at a tissue dose of 40 pg TCDD/g. The LD50 was 25,710 pg TCDD/g. Embryos exhibited gross lesions such as multifocal hemorrhages, edema, and lower jaw malformation. For the one-month-old larvae, the NOAEL was at 3590 pg TCDD/g. The LD50 was 70,915 pg TCDD/g. Wasting-type syndrome was observed at a tissue dose of 20,000 pg TCDD/g, and 100% mortality at 163,000 pg TCDD/g.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Chemistry
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
- One-month-old larvae