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Main Title Organic Contaminants.
Author Glass, G. E. ; Strachan, W. M. I. ; Willford, W. A. ; Armstrong, F. A. I. ; Kaiser., K. L. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Minn.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/J-77/042;
Stock Number PB-271 769
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Lake Superior ; Concentration(Composition) ; Biphenyls ; Water pollution ; Toxicity ; Biodeterioration ; Odors ; Tastes ; Potable water ; Cyanides ; Esters ; Phthalates ; Chlorobenzenes ; Chlorine organic compounds ; DDT ; Insecticides ; Dieldrin ; Aromatic polynuclear hydrocarbons ; Phenols ; Water pollution sampling ; Aldrin ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; DDD insecticide ; DDE insecticide ; Dimethanonaphthalenes ; Benzene/hexachloro ; Lindane ; Cyclohexane/hexachloro ; Chlordane ; Methoxychlor ; Norbornene/chloro ; Styrene/octachloro ; Thiophene/methyl-benzo ; Endosulfan ; Heptachlor epoxide ; Reprints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-271 769 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Organic pollutants may constitute the most widespread waste loadings into the waters of Lake Superior. There are essentially three categories of organic contaminants. The first grouping consists of those organic compounds that readily degrade biologically or chemically. The second category of organic contaminants is comprised of less readily degraded organic compounds which may be directly toxic to aquatic life and to consumers of aquatic life, which may be bioconcentrated to toxic levels, or which may be metabolized to a more toxic form and stored in higher organisms. The third category consists of the many organic compounds that can cause taste and odor problems in domestic water supplies or taint the flesh of food fishes. Identification of individual organic compounds is difficult in environmental samples, and currently the state of the art is developing. The analytical methodology employed for all studies was based on extraction of non-ionic compounds. The data presented in this document for specific contaminants are only a representative portion of the data available.