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Main Title An evaluation of DDT and dieldrin in Lake Michigan /
Author Lueschow, Lloyd A.,
Publisher Office of Research and Monitoring, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-R3-72-003
OCLC Number 00681794
Subjects Water--Pollution--Michigan, Lake ; Pesticides--Environmental aspects ; DDT (Insecticide) ; Dieldrin ; Lake Michigan ; Pesticides and the environment ; DDT (Pesticide)
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA R3-72-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/30/2010
EJBD  EPA R3-72-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/10/2013
EJBM  TD223.3.L9 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/28/2007
ELAD  EPA R3-72-003 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 09/05/2017
ELBD RPS EPA R3-72-003 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/08/2019
ELDD  EPA-R3-72-003 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 12/01/2000
Collation x, 139 pages : illustrations, map; 27 cm
"EPA-R3-72-003." "Project nos. 16050 EYV, EYS, EPV, ESP." Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-41). "August 1972."
Contents Notes
Pesticide monitoring -- Lake Michigan open water -- Total pesticide in Lake Michigan -- Lake Michigan tributary waters -- Biological monitoring of tributaries -- fish monitoring -- Additional investigation -- Impact of chlorinated hydrocarbon contamination on the Lake Michigan ecosystem and economy -- Status of legislation affecting pesticide usage in the Lake Michigan basin -- Chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides in Lake Michigan waters -- Chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides in Lake Michigan tributary waters -- Chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides in biological monitors -- Chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides in Lake Michigan fish -- Chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides in municipal wastewater effluents -- Industrial wastewater evaluation of PCBs in Lake Michigan -- Chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides in stream sediments -- Five state pesticide legislation. The presence of pesticides and particularly the chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides in Lake Michigan water is responsible for biological accumulations that affect a wide variety of legitimate uses. The data collected from waters, wastewaters, invertebrate organisms and fish all suggest that DDT plus analogs and dieldrin are observed consistently at levels that warrant concern from both a public health and wildlife preservation standpoint. The sources of these chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides include not only industrial and wastewater effluents but also diffuse sources such as from agricultural activities and municipal pest control programs. The evaluation of the chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides in both wastewater and biological specimens is complicated by the presence of products such as polychlorinated biphenyls and phthalates. These products interfere with the analysis for the target insecticide and, indeed, have biological implications of their own. This report is submitted in fulfillment of four cooperative grants to the Lake Michigan Enforcement Conference participating state under the sponsorship of the Environmental Protection Agency and include grant numbers 16050 EYV (Wisconsin), 16050 EYS (Indiana), 16050 EFV (Michigan) and 16050 ESP (Illinois) for an investigation of "Evaluation of Pesticide Sources and Levels Tributary to lake Michigan".