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- Willard, Brianna, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Environmental pollution 2019 v.246 pp. 501-508
- Xenopus tropicalis; abnormal development; aromatic compounds; biomarkers; bitumen; condensates; cytochrome P-450; embryo (animal); embryonic mortality; endocrine system; frogs; gene expression; genes; larvae; mechanism of action; messenger RNA; phenotype; pipelines; polycyclic compounds; toxicity; wildlife; Alberta
- ... In order for Alberta's thick bitumen to be transported through pipelines, condensates are added creating a diluted bitumen (dilbit) mixture. Recent pipeline expansion projects have generated concern about potential dilbit spills on aquatic wildlife health. Studies have suggested that polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) are toxic to aquatic vertebrates and could potentially also interfere with the ...