Investigation of landfill leachate toxic potency: an integrated approach with the use of stress indices in tissues of mussels.

@article{Tsarpali2012InvestigationOL,
  title={Investigation of landfill leachate toxic potency: an integrated approach with the use of stress indices in tissues of mussels.},
  author={Vasiliki Tsarpali and Stefanos Dailianis},
  journal={Aquatic toxicology},
  year={2012},
  volume={124-125},
  pages={58-65}
}
The present study investigates the harmful impacts of landfill leachate release and/or disposal into the marine environment, as well as its ability to induce lethal and pre-pathological alterations in marine organisms, such as the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. In specific, mortality test (96 h), performed first in order to estimate leachate lethal endpoints, showed increased levels of mussel mortality after exposure to leachate higher than 0.5%, v/v (96 h LC(50)=0.526%, v/v), while the… CONTINUE READING