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Main Title Contamination of Fish by 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-P-Dioxin: A Survey of Fish from Major Watersheds in the United States.
Author Kuehl, D. W. ; Butterworth, B. C. ; McBride, A. ; Kroner, S. ; Bahnick, D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;Wisconsin Univ.-Superior. Center for Lake Superior Environmental Studies.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/504;
Stock Number PB91-146431
Additional Subjects Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Tetrachlorodibenzodioxins ; Toxicity ; Mass spectroscopy ; Sediments ; Soil contamination ; Quality assurance ; Quality control ; United States ; Reprints ; Watersheds
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NTIS  PB91-146431 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/13/1991
Collation 20p
Abstract
A survey of contamination of fish from major watersheds in the United States by 2.3.7.8-TCDD has been conducted by the U.S. EPA. Bottom feeding and predator fish were collected at 90 statistically selected and 305 regionally selected sites and analyzed by GC/MS. It was found that 19% of the statistically sampled sites and 31% of the regionally selected sites were contaminated at or above a minimum level of detection varying from 0.5 to 2.0 pg/g. Ten percent of all samples were contaminated at levels greater than 5.0 pg/g. It was also observed that a subset of samples collected at sites near discharge from pulp/paper manufacture (N=28) had a higher frequency of TCDD contamination above 5.0 pg/g (38%). The subset of samples also contained the sample of the greatest level of TCDD contamination (85 pg/g).