Mechanisms of delayed ozone toxicity to bluegill Lepomis machrochirus rafinesque

Michael H Paller, Roy C. Heidinger

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Ozone causes gross damage to the gills. Extensive fungal infections often followed exposure to ozone, suggesting epithelial damage. An abrupt decrease in blood serum osmolality was detected in fish exposed to ozone. Mortality occurred when osmolality dropped approximately 50 mOsm below initial values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-239
Number of pages11
JournalEnvironmental Pollution. Series A, Ecological and Biological
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Pollution
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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