Immunotoxicity and oxidative stress in the Arctic scallop Chlamys islandica: effects of acute oil exposure.

@article{Hannam2010ImmunotoxicityAO,
  title={Immunotoxicity and oxidative stress in the Arctic scallop Chlamys islandica: effects of acute oil exposure.},
  author={Marie L. Hannam and Shaw D Bamber and Alan John Moody and Tamara S. Galloway and Malcolm B. Jones},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2010},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={1440-8}
}
With increasing oil exploration in Arctic regions, the risk of an accidental oil spill into the environment is inevitably elevated. As a result, concerns have been raised over the potential impact of oil exposure on Arctic organisms. This study assessed the effects of an acute oil exposure (mimicking an accidental spill) on the immune function and oxidative stress status of the Arctic scallop Chlamys islandica. Scallops were exposed to the water accommodated fraction of crude oil over 21 d… CONTINUE READING

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