Effects of road de-icing salt (NaCl) on larval wood frogs (Rana sylvatica).

@article{Sanzo2006EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of road de-icing salt (NaCl) on larval wood frogs (Rana sylvatica).},
  author={Domenico Sanzo and Stephen J. Hecnar},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2006},
  volume={140 2},
  pages={247-56}
}
Vast networks of roads cover the earth and have numerous environmental effects including pollution. A major component of road runoff in northern countries is salt (mostly NaCl) used as a winter de-icing agent, but few studies of effects of road salts on aquatic organisms exist. Amphibians require aquatic habitats and chemical pollution is implicated as a major factor in global population declines. We exposed wood frog tadpoles to NaCl. Tests revealed 96-h LC50 values of 2,636 and 5,109 mg/l and… CONTINUE READING
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