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Main Title Accumulation of Cadmium by the American Oyster, 'Crassostrea virginica'.
Author Zaroogian, Gerald E. ; Cheer, Sue ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600/J-76/099;
Stock Number PB-299 344
Additional Subjects Cadmium ; Oysters ; Toxicology ; Metals ; Concentration(Composition) ; Seasonal variations ; Shellfish ; Reprints ; Bioaccumulation ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Heavy metals ; Toxic substances
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NTIS  PB-299 344 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
The report demonstrates that 5 mg/l of cadmium can be accumulated from seawater by adult oysters to levels exceeding 13 mg/l wet weight, a level found to cause illness in man. Bioaccumulation of cadmium concentrations greater than 13 mg/l wet weight occurs in about 40 weeks when exposed to 5 mg/l cadmium during winter, spring and summer conditions. Oysters accumulated more than half the total cadmium during the summer months.