The toxicity study is essential to find out toxicants limit and safe concentration, so that there will be minimum harm to aquatic fauna in the near future. Among the several aspects of toxicity studies, the bioassay constitutes one of the most commonly used methods in aquatic environmental studies with suitable organisms. The necessity of determining the toxicity of substances to commercially aquatic forms at the lower level of the food chain has been useful and accepted for water quality management. Several studies have been conducted in assessing the toxicity of pesticide to the aquatic biota especially fishes Study of acute toxicity of Metasystox on the freshwater fish, Nemacheilus botia, from Kedrai dam in Maharashtra, India, Nikam SM.
The environmental toxicological issues are never ending as well as it has been evolved as one of the serious issues of today. Since these toxic effects of environment as well as its resources will ultimately cause some serious impact on humans and human systems, journal of clinical toxicology has coined a special issue on this topic Aquatic Toxins and their Effects in Environmental Intoxications and Sea Food Poisoning under the guidance of Dr. Philipp Hess as a special issue handling editor for the same.
Last date updated on June, 2014