||Chemical contaminants in edible, non-salmonid fish and crabs from Commencement Bay, Washington /
Gahler, Arnold R. ;
Cummins, Joseph M. ;
Blazevich, Joseph N. ;
Rieck, Robert H. ;
Arp, Roy L. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Environmental Services Div. Lab.
|| Environmental Services Division, Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10,
Fishes--Effect of water pollution on--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay ;
Crabs--Effect of water pollution on--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay ;
Health risk assessment--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay ;
Fish as food--Contamination--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay ;
Fishes--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay--Composition--Statistics ;
Pollutants--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay--Statistics
Food contamination ;
Commencement Bay ;
Chemical analysis ;
Puget Sound ;
Water pollution ;
Health risks ;
Water pollution effects(Animals) ;
||Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA
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||ix, 116 p. : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
Information was collected to provide the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department with chemical data needed to begin a preliminary assessment of any health risk possibly faced by persons eating fish and crabs from Commencement Bay and adjacent waters. Sampling was conducted from July 1981 to January 1982. Eighty-six non-salmonid fish and six Dungeness crabs were collected from popular sport fishing locations in the vicinity of Commencement Bay and from a remote reference area, Discovery Bay. Muscle tissue from these specimens was chemically analyzed for selected metals and organic compounds (EPA priority pollutants).
"December 1982." Includes bibliographical references (p. 26). "EPA 910/9-82-093."