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Main Title Bioaccumulation of p,p'-DDE and PCB 1254 by a Flatsigh Bioindicator from Highly Contaminated Marine Sediments of Southern California (Chapter 10).
Author Young, D. A. ; Mearns, A. J. ; Gossett, R. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Narragansett, Newport, OR.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/163 ;ERLN-N144;
Stock Number PB93-221810
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Flatfishes ; Bioaccumulation ; Sediments ; Southern California Bight ; DDE insecticide ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Coasts ; Hydrocarbons ; Concentration(Composition) ; DDT ; Aromatic compounds ; Insecticides ; Graphs(Charts) ; Sampling ; Pesticide residues ; Biphenyl/chloro
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NTIS  PB93-221810 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Bottom sediments are a major reservoir for residues of the pesticide DDT and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) released into aquatic environments. Fish consumption warnings or fishery closures in areas polluted by these chlorinated hydrocarbons are increasing. Thus, it is important to understand the processes by which such hydrophobic neutral synthetic organic compounds are incorporated into tissues of benthic seafood organisms. The fugacity model of bioaccumulation states that uptake is determined by the chemical fugacity differential between the organism and its environment. For benthic species the model most conveniently is tested by measuring residue concentrations in tissue and in the sediment to which the organism has been exposed. The authors describe such a test conducted through a field study of surficial sediments and a flatfish usedsuccessfully as a bioindicator for chlorinated hydrocarbon contamination in the Southern California Bight.