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

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 July 2007

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Springerlink

  • DOI:

    10.1007/s00128-007-9195-6

  • ISSN:

    0007-4861

Citation

Johnson, S. J., Castan, M., Proudfoot, L., Barry, D. A. & Christofi, N. (2007). Accute toxicity of linear alkylbenzene to Caenorhabditis elegans Maupas, 1900 in soil. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 79, 41-44. doi:10.1007/s00128-007-9195-6. ISSN 0007-4861

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Keywords

Linear alkybenzene; Light non-aqueous liquid; Toxicity; Contamination

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