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Main Title Pollution Monitoring of Puget Sound with Honey Bees.
Author Bromenshenk, J. J. ; Carlson, S. R. ; Simpson, J. C. ; Thomas, J. M. ;
CORP Author Montana Univ., Missoula. Gordon Environmental Studies Lab.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/050;
Stock Number PB85-212215
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Bioassay ; Bees ; Monitors ; Chemical analysis ; Arsenic ; Cadmium ; Fluoride ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tissue extracts ; Reprints ; Biological indicators ; Puget Sound(Washington)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-212215 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 6p
To show that honey bees are effective biological monitors of environmental contaminants over large geographic areas, beekeepers of Puget Sound, Washington, collected pollen and bees for chemical analysis. From these data, kriging maps of arsenic, cadmium, and fluoride were generated. Results, based on actual concentrations of contaminants in bee tissues, show that the greatest concentrations of contaminants occur close to Commencement Bay and that honey bees are effective as large-scale monitors. (Copyright (c) 1985 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.)