Toxic effects of chromic sulphate on the common carp, Cyprinus carpio

Ming Hung WONG, W.M. LAU, T.Y. TONG, W.K. LIU, K.C. LUK

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Abstract

The effects of chromic sulphate, which is commonly used in the tanning of leather, on the common carp, Cyprinus carpio and the bighead, Aristichthys nobilis, were studied. C. carpio was found to be more susceptible than A. nobilis to chromic sulphate at the lowest concentration tested (100 mg/l) whereas results obtained at other concentration were similar for both species. Damage to the gills, liver and intestine was observed by histopathological examination.
A wide range of chemicals is used in the different stages of treating leather and a possible treatment of the effluent from the tanneries is suggested. Copyright © 1982 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-232
JournalToxicology Letters
Volume10
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1982

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Carps
Poisons
Sulfates
Tanning
Liver
Effluents
Intestines

Bibliographical note

Wong, M. H., Lau, W. M., Tong, T. Y., Liu, W. K., & Luk, K. C. (1982).Toxic effects of chromic sulphate on the common carp, Cyprinus carpio. Toxicology Letters, 10(2-3), 225-232. doi: 10.1016/0378-4274(82)90079-0