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Main Title Determination, Fate, and Potential Significance of PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) in Fish and Sediment Samples with Emphasis on Selected AHH-Inducing Congeners.
Author Huckins, J. A. ; Schwartz, T. R. ; Petty, J. D. ; Smith, L. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;National Fisheries Contaminant Research Center, Columbia, MO.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/443 ;ERLN-N098;
Stock Number PB90-126582
Additional Subjects Chlorine organic compounds ; Biphenyl ; Fishes ; Great Lakes ; Sediments ; Sampling ; Profiles ; Chromatographic analysis ; Toxicity ; Dechlorination ; Reprints ; Pesticide residues ; Aroclor ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-126582 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/10/1990
Collation 25p
Total PCB residues, non-o,o'-Cl PCBs, and the most AHH-active mono-o,o'-Cl PCB congener were determined in Great Lakes fish and sediment samples. Toxic 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl and 2,3,3',4,4'-pentachlorobiphenyl were detected in both fish and sediments. There appeared to be some reduction in the percentage content of the selected AHH-active congeners in fish and sediment PCB residues when compared to their percentage content in the Aroclor mixtures suspected as sources of contamination. The TCDD equivalents (AHH induction potency normalized to TCDD, times residue concentration in pg/g) were as high as 666 pg/g in fish; PCB residues in one sediment sample appeared to have undergone reductive dechlorination by anaerobic microorganisms.