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Main Title Metal bioaccumulation in fishes and aquatic invertebrates : a literature review /
Author Phillips, Glenn R., ; Russo, Rosemarie C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Russo, Rosemarie C.,
CORP Author Environmental Research Laboratory (Duluth, Minn.); Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont. Fisheries Bioassay Laboratory.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/3-78-103; R-803950
Stock Number PB-290 659
OCLC Number 04770076
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Fishes--Effect of chemicals on--Bibliography ; Fishes--Effect of pollution on--Bibliography ; Aquatic invertebrates--Effect of chemicals on--Bibliography ; Aquatic invertebrates--Effect of pollution on--Bibliography ; Fish as food--Contamination--Bibliography ; Seafood--Contamination--Bibliography ; Metals--Bioaccumulation--Bibliography
Additional Subjects Metals ; Fishes ; Aquatic invertebrates ; Fresh water fishes ; Invertebrates ; Reviews ; Marine biology ; Residues ; Mammals ; Plants(Botany) ; Bibliographies ; Signs and symptoms ; Toxicity ; Tissues(Biology) ; Shellfish ; Accumulation ; Physiology ; Responses ; Bioaccumulation ; Heavy metals ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 600-3-78-103 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKCD  EPA-600/3-78-103 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-103 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELDD  EPA-600/3-78-103 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 11/14/1992
ERAD  EPA 600/3-78-103 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
NTIS  PB-290 659 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 116 pages ; 28 cm.
Literature concerning the bioaccumulation of metals by freshwater and marine fishes and invertebrates has been reviewed; metal residue levels are also reported for a few mammals and plants. Twenty-one metals are considered in individual sections of the review and a bibliography of over 300 literature citations is included. The major sources of each metal to the environment are listed as are the causes and symptoms of metal toxicity in humans. Some discussion is included on the health implications of human consumption of metal-contaminated aquatic organisms. Available information is presented on: routes of accumulation, kinetics of accumulation and excretion, distribution within organisms, physiological responses of organisms, residue-toxicity thresholds, chemical speciation relative to biological availability, and microbial and chemical interconversions in aqueous systems. Major areas of insufficient knowledge are identified. Few metals accumulate in the edible portions of aquatic organisms; moreover, most metals when ingested orally have a relatively low toxicity to humans. However, mercury, arsenic, and radioactive cesium may reach hazardous concentrations in edible tissues of fishes and shellfishes; additionally, in shellfishes, cadmium, lead, and other metal isotopes may exceed levels safe for human consumption.
Fisheries Bioassay Laboratory, Montana State University. Grant No. Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-100).