Fish kills are events of strong emotional impact on the population because of the frequent suspicion that they can be the result of serious pollution accidents. As a matter of fact, they are often due to natural occurrences, such as low levels of dissolved oxygen in the water, but in many cases the causes remain unknown. Fish are particularly sensitive to pesticides and pyrethroids are reported to be the most ecotoxicologically active in the aquatic environment. Nevertheless, the reported cases of massive wild fish mortalities due to these toxicants are very few. This paper describes a fish kill episode occurred in the Padua Province (Veneto Region - North Eastern Italy) which involved several fish species and for which it was possible to identify the cause in the presence of pyrethroids in the water.

First report of a fish kill episode caused by pyrethroids in Italian freshwater / Bille, Laura; Binato, Giovanni; Gabrieli, Claudio; Manfrin, Amedeo; Pascoli, Francesco; Pretto, Tobia; Toffan, Anna; DALLA POZZA, Manuela; Angeletti, Roberto; Arcangeli, Giuseppe. - In: FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 0379-0738. - ELETTRONICO. - 281:(2017), pp. 176-182. [10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.10.040]

First report of a fish kill episode caused by pyrethroids in Italian freshwater

Pretto, Tobia
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2017

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Fish kills are events of strong emotional impact on the population because of the frequent suspicion that they can be the result of serious pollution accidents. As a matter of fact, they are often due to natural occurrences, such as low levels of dissolved oxygen in the water, but in many cases the causes remain unknown. Fish are particularly sensitive to pesticides and pyrethroids are reported to be the most ecotoxicologically active in the aquatic environment. Nevertheless, the reported cases of massive wild fish mortalities due to these toxicants are very few. This paper describes a fish kill episode occurred in the Padua Province (Veneto Region - North Eastern Italy) which involved several fish species and for which it was possible to identify the cause in the presence of pyrethroids in the water.
2017
First report of a fish kill episode caused by pyrethroids in Italian freshwater / Bille, Laura; Binato, Giovanni; Gabrieli, Claudio; Manfrin, Amedeo; Pascoli, Francesco; Pretto, Tobia; Toffan, Anna; DALLA POZZA, Manuela; Angeletti, Roberto; Arcangeli, Giuseppe. - In: FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 0379-0738. - ELETTRONICO. - 281:(2017), pp. 176-182. [10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.10.040]
Bille, Laura; Binato, Giovanni; Gabrieli, Claudio; Manfrin, Amedeo; Pascoli, Francesco; Pretto, Tobia; Toffan, Anna; DALLA POZZA, Manuela; Angeletti, Roberto; Arcangeli, Giuseppe
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