University of Alabama at Birmingham
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011
Toxicity of crude oil and chemical agents used in clean-up and remediation is generally gauged by calculation of the LC50 (concentration required to kill 50% of exposed indicator species in a specified time period); nevertheless, even low non-lethal levels of chemical by-products can negatively impact animal health and well-being. The sub-lethal effects of these chemicals on growth, development, and reproduction are important to consider when assessing the full environmental impact of pollutants at the organismal level.