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Main Title Determination of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Levels in the Serum of Residents and in the Homogenates of Seafood from the New Bedford, Massachusetts Area: A Comparison of Exposure Sources through Pattern Recognition Techniques.
Author Burse, V. W. ; Groce, D. F. ; Caudill, S. P. ; Korver, M. P. ; Phillips, D. L. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. Div. of Environmental Health Lab. Sciences. ;Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health, Boston. Center for Labs. and Communicable Disease Control.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/348;
Stock Number PB94-210473
Additional Subjects Polychlorinated bipenyls ; Seafood ; Humans ; Water pollution effects ; Bioaccumulation ; Lobsters ; Fishes ; Food chains ; Exposure ; Blood serum ; Animal tissues ; Bioassay ; Mass spectroscopy ; Gas chromatography ; Pattern recognition ; Principal components analysis ; Massschusetts ; Reprints ; New Bedford(Massachusetts) ; Bristol County(Massachusetts) ; Bluefish ; Homogenates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-210473 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 27p
Gas chromatographic patterns of polychlorinated biophenyls (PCBs) found in the serum of New Bedford, MA residents with high serum PCBs were compared to patterns found in lobsters and bluefish taken from local waters, and goats fed selected technical Aroclors (e.g., Aroclors 1016, 1242, 1254, or 1260) using Jaccard measures of similarity and Principal Component Analysis. Pattern in humans were silimar to patterns in lobsters and both were more similar to those in the goat fed Aroclor 1254 as demonstrated by both pattern recognition techniques. However, patterns observed in humans, lobsters and bluefish all exhibited some presence of PCBs more characteristic of Aroclors 1016 and/or 1242 or 1260.