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Main Title Uptake of Planar Polychlorinated Biphenyls and 2,3,7,8-Substituted Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans and Dibenzo-p-dioxins by Birds Nesting in the Lower Fox River and Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.
Author Ankley, G. T. ; Niemi, G. J. ; Lodge, K. B. ; Harris, H. J. ; Beaver., D. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;Minnesota Univ.-Duluth. Natural Resources Research Inst. ;Wisconsin Univ.-Green Bay. Inst. for Land and Water Studies. ;Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Zoology. ;National Fisheries Contaminant Research Center, Columbia, MO.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/189; U;
Stock Number PB94-163680
Additional Subjects Birds ; Chlorinated hydrocarbons ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Water pollution effects ; Food chains ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Herbicides ; Biologicalaccumulaiton ; Exposure ; Concentration(Composition) ; Eggs ; Watersheds ; Bioassay ; Age ; Species diversity ; Risk assessment ; Reprint ; Waterfowl ; Dioxin/Tetrachloro-dibenzo ; Sterna hirundo ; Fosters terms
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NTIS  PB94-163680 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The uptake of persistent polychlorinated hydrocarbons (PCHs) by four avian species was investigated at upper trophic levels of two aquatic food chains of the lower Fox River and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Accumulation to total and specific planar polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (PCDDs), and H4IIE rat hepatoma cell bioassay-derived 2,37,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin equivalents (TCDD-EQ) was evaluated in Forster's tern (Sterna forsteri) and common tern (Sterna hirundo) chicks, and in tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) and red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) nestlings from colonies nesting in several locations within the watershed. Concentrations of the PCHs were greatest in eggs and chicks of the two tern species, less in the tree swallows and least in the red-winged blackbirds.