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Main Title Chemical contaminants in edible, non-salmonid fish and crabs from Commencement Bay, Washington /
Author Gahler, Arnold R. ; Cummins, Joseph M. ; Blazevich, Joseph N. ; Rieck, Robert H. ; Arp, Roy L. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Gahler, Arnold R.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Environmental Services Div. Lab.
Publisher Environmental Services Division, Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-910/9-82-093;
Stock Number PB83-172163
OCLC Number 45567191
Subjects 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
Additional Subjects Food contamination ; Toxicology ; Contaminants ; Commencement Bay ; Washington(State) ; Fishes ; Crabs ; Chemical analysis ; Puget Sound ; Tissues(Biology) ; Water pollution ; Health risks ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Toxic substances
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ESAD  EPA 910-9-82-093 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/07/2016
NTIS  PB83-172163 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 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."