Toxicity and bioaccumulation of chlorophenols in earthworms, in relation to bioavailability in soil.

@article{Gestel1988ToxicityAB,
  title={Toxicity and bioaccumulation of chlorophenols in earthworms, in relation to bioavailability in soil.},
  author={Cornelis A M van Gestel and W. C. Ma},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={1988},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={289-97}
}
The acute toxicity of five chlorophenols for two earthworm species was determined in two sandy soils differing in organic matter content and the results were compared with adsorption data. Adsorption increased with increasing organic matter content of the soils, but for tetra- and pentachlorophenol was also influenced by soil pH. Earthworm toxicity was significantly higher in the soil with a low level of organic matter. This difference disappeared when LC50 values were recalculated to… CONTINUE READING