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Research Project: The Role of Mucosal Surfaces and Microflora in Immunity and Disease Prevention

Location: Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Cntr

Title: Acute toxicity of peracetic acid (PAA) to fish

Author
item Ledbetter, Cynthia - Cindy
item Farmer, Bradley
item Straus, David - Dave
item Meinelt, Thomas - Leibniz Institute Of Freshwater Ecology And Inland Fisheries
item Pedersen, Lars-flemming - Technical University Of Denmark

Submitted to: Book of Abstracts-Food Security for the Future: The Role of Aquatic Health
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/28/2015
Publication Date: 10/22/2015
Citation: Ledbetter, C.K., Farmer, B.D., Straus, D.L., Meinelt, T., Pedersen, L. 2015. Acute toxicity of peracetic acid (PAA) to fish [abstract]. Book of Abstracts-Food Security for the Future: The Role of Aquatic Health October 22-23, 2015. p. 14.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Peracetic acid (PAA; also called peroxyacetic acid) is a promising new aquatic disinfectant that has also been used to treat parasites and fungus. It is registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an antimicrobial compound approved for indoor use on hard, non-porous surfaces. This study determined the acute toxicity of PAA to several fish species. The experiments were designed to provide the 24 h LC50 value for each species at approximately 23 deg C.