||Mussel Watch--Measurements of Chemical Pollutants in Bivalves as One Indicator of Coastal Environmental Quality.
Farrington, J. W. ;
Davis, A. C. ;
Tripp, B. W. ;
Phelps, D. K. ;
Galloway, W. B. ;
||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
||EPA-68-03-3193; EPA/600/D-87/247 ; ERLN-814
Water pollution ;
Chemical compounds ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Biological indicators ;
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The utility of the bivalve sentinel organism approach to monitoring for some chemicals of environmental concern in coastal and estuarine areas has been evaluated by regional and national programs and by smaller scale research efforts during the past 15 years. The extent and severity of coastal contamination by chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls, chlorinated pesticides, trace metals, and plutonium has been assessed in several bivalve sentinel organism programs. Advantages and limitations of this approach are presented and discussed briefly within the context of both national and international efforts. (Copyright (c) American Society for Testing and Materials, 1987.)