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Main Title Public health action agenda for the Gulf of Mexico : framework for action.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Stennis Space Center, MS. Gulf of Mexico Program.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Gulf of Mexico Program,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/800-K-93-001; PB93-223428; ISBN-0-16-036286-5
Stock Number PB93-223428
OCLC Number 30266459
ISBN 0160362865; 9780160362866
Subjects Mexico, Gulf of--Environmental aspects ; Gulf of Mexico ; Armed Forces--Environmental aspects ; Public health--Mexico, Gulf of ; Health risk assessment--Mexico, Gulf of
Additional Subjects Mexico Gulf ; Marine pollution ; Public health ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Risk assessment ; Path of pollutants ; Food chains ; Hazardous materials ; Pathogens ; Toxicology
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 800-K-93-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/01/2013
EKCD  EPA-625/3-87-013 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 11/27/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 800-K-93-001 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 800-K-93-001 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ELBD  EPA 800-K-93-001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/22/1998
NTIS  PB93-223428 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 98 pages ; 28 cm
Many pollutants found in Gulf of Mexico waters have the potential to produce acute and chronic human health effects. Whether these pollutants pose human health risks depends upon the specific characteristics of the pollutants (e.g. whether they biodegrade or are persistent), as well as their potential to reach and thereby cause adverse impacts in humans. Humans can be exposed to potentially hazardous contaminants in the Gulf of Mexico through two principal pathways-indirectly through consumption of fish and shellfish, and directly from contact with water and aerosols. Consumption of contaminated seafood can be a significant route of exposure to toxic organic chemicals and metals because these substances are able to persist and accumulate in fish and shellfish. Exposure to toxic constituents from water contact is generally considered to be less significant, except near storm drains, industrial discharges, and sewage overflow points.
Cover title. "September 1993." "EPA/800-K-93-001." NTIS report no.: PB93-223428. Running title: Gulf of Mexico public health action agenda. Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-90).