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Main Title Field and Laboratory Studies of Chemical Contamination and Environmentally Related Diseases in Fish and Molluscs of New England.
Author Gardner, G. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Narragansett, Newport, OR.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/120 ;ERLN-1408;
Stock Number PB93-199438
Additional Subjects New England ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Biological accumulation ; Mollusca ; Fishes ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Toxicity ; Neoplasms ; Abnormalities ; Mutagens ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Carcinogenesis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-199438 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/23/1993
Collation 10p
The concentration of PCBs, PAHs, insecticides and metals in some aquatic ecosystems have reached high levels placing identified populations at risk to chemical, physical, and biological agents in estuarine and open coastal areas of the United States. In the last three decades scientific studies bolstered evidence for a causal relationship between spontaneous and chemically induced pathological effects on marine organisms and exposure to industrial and agricultural pollutants discharged into aquatic ecosystems. In subsequent years research, both in the laboratory and at polluted estuarine or marine sites, has elucidated causal relationships between processes of pathogenesis of lesions (including carcinogenesis) and exposure to specific toxic agents. Today, research investigating mechanisms of chemical- and pollutant-induced lesions is demonstrating that chemicals can exert toxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic, and immunogenic effects on marine organisms.