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Main Title Histopathology and Bioaccumulation in Oysters 'Crassostrea virginica' Living on Wood Preserved with Chromated Copper Arsenate.
Author Weis, P. ; Weis, J. S. ; Couch., J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark. Dept. of Anatomy. ;Rutgers - The State Univ., Newark, NJ. Dept. of Biological Sciences.
Publisher c21 Oct 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/111;
Stock Number PB94-155504
Additional Subjects Wood preservatives ; Oysters ; Canals ; Chromates ; Copper coatings ; Arsenates ; Metals ; Color ; Histology ; Pathology ; Exposure ; Leaching ; Metaplasia ; Stress(Physiology) ; Reprint ; Crassostrea virginica ; Eastern oysters ; Chromated copper arsenate ; Histopathology
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NTIS  PB94-155504 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) growing on wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) have elevated levels of metals, especially copper. Oysters living inside a residential canal lined with CCA wood bulkheads were often green and had high copper concentrations. These oysters had an elevated incidence of a previously described histopathological atrophic condition (metaplasia) of the digestive diverticula when compared to reference oysters collected from nearby rocks. The condition did not manifest itself, however, in oysters from the reference site there were transplanted into the canal for a three-month period. The authors cannot conclude that CCA wood exposure is responsible for the elevated incidence of the pathology in the canal oysters, however, since other sources of stress exist in that environment.