The effects of silver nanoparticles on fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) embryos

@article{Laban2010TheEO,
  title={The effects of silver nanoparticles on fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) embryos},
  author={Geoff Laban and Loring F. Nies and Ronald F. Turco and John W. Bickham and Mar{\'i}a S. Sep{\'u}lveda},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={185-195}
}
Nanoparticles are being used in many commercial applications. We describe the toxicity of two commercial silver (Ag) nanoparticle (NP) products, NanoAmor and Sigma on Pimephales promelas embryos. Embryos were exposed to varying concentrations of either sonicated or stirred NP solutions for 96 h. LC50 values for NanoAmor and Sigma Ag NPs were 9.4 and 10.6 mg/L for stirred and 1.25 and 1.36 mg/L for sonicated NPs, respectively. Uptake of Ag NPs into the embryos was observed after 24 h using… 
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