Toxicity of chemical substances in aquaculture

Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

Difficulties in assessing, establishing safe concentration limits for toxic metabolites Toxicity in aquaculture systems usually refers to the harmful effects of elevated concentrations of metabolites (carbon dioxide, ammonia, nitrite, and hydrogen sulfide), algal toxins, heavy metals, and agricultural and industrial chemicals. Photo by Darryl Jory. The dictionary definition of toxicity is “the quality, relative degree,…

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  • Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
    Auburn University
    Auburn, Alabama 36849 USA