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Main Title Current Activities Within the National Biomonitoring Specimen Bank.
Author Wise, S. A. ; Koster, B. ; Langland, J. ; Zeisler, R. ;
CORP Author National Inst. of Standards and Technology (CSTL), Gaithersburg, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, MD.;Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Stock Number PB94-172806
Additional Subjects Tissue banks ; Bioaccumulation ; Marine mammals ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Pollution monitoring ; Biological accumulation ; Data collection ; Environmental monitoring ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Specimens ; Organic compounds ; Contamination ; Quality assurance ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-172806 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/01/1994
Collation 12p
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been involved in biological environmental specimen banking activities since 1979. These activities, which are known collectively as the National Biomonitoring Specimen Bank (NBSB), include the banking of a variety of specimens (human liver, sediment, mussels/oysters, fish tissue and marine mammal tissues) from several different projects supported by different government agencies. The two most recent projects, the Alaska Marine Mammal Tissue Archival Project (AMMTAP) and the National Marine Mammal Tissue Bank (NMMTB), focus on the collection, banking and analysis of marine mammal tissues and they are part of a comprehensive plan to address marine mammal monitoring, specimen banking and quality assurance of analytical measurements associated with contaminant analyses in marine mammals.