The involvement of pollution with fish health

Brian Austin

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    Abstract

    It is generally accepted that pollutants, such as hydrocarbons, enter the aquatic environment by accident or deliberately, and may lead to large-scale and sudden kills of animal life, especially when the compounds are in high quantities. However, more subtle changes to the host may ensue when lesser quantities of pollutants are involved. Here, the resulting damage may include immunosuppression, physical damage to gills and epithelia, and adverse affects on metabolism. Also, there may well be increased susceptibility to various infectious diseases, including lymphocystis and ulceration. Much of the work to date has centered on laboratory studies and also surveys of polluted and clean marine sites, but it is not always possible to make firm conclusions from the data. © 2007 Springer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13-30
    Number of pages18
    JournalNATO Security through Science Series C: Environmental Security
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    damage
    pollutant
    infectious disease
    fish
    aquatic environment
    accident
    metabolism
    hydrocarbon
    health
    laboratory
    animal life

    Keywords

    • Fin rot
    • Fish disease
    • Heavy metals
    • Hydrocarbons
    • Pesticides
    • Pollutants
    • Tail rot
    • Ulceration

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