Assessment of a 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene-contaminated site using Aporrectodea rosea and Eisenia andrei in mesocosms.

Abstract

Polynitro-organic compounds such as 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) can be released into the environment from production and processing facilities and military firing ranges as well as through field use and disposal practices. Based on laboratory toxicity data, TNT has lethal (at >/=260 mg TNT/kg dry soil) and sublethal effects (at >/=59 mg TNT/kg dry soil) to… (More)

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