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RECORD NUMBER: 539 OF 5741
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Assessment of human health risk from ingesting fish and crabs from Commencement Bay : final report /|
|CORP Author||Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA. ;Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.|
|Publisher||United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response,|
|Report Number||EPA/910/9-85/129; EPA-68-03-3149|
|Subjects||Marine pollution--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay. ; Water quality--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay. ; Fishes--Effect of water pollution on--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay. ; Health risk assessment--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay. ; Seafood--Contamination--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay. ; Pacific Ocean--Commencement Bay. ; Fishes--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay--Effect of water pollution on ; Seafood--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay--Contamination|
|Additional Subjects||Food consumption ; Seafood ; Commencement Bay ; Fishes ; Crabs ; Washington(State) ; Puget Sound ; Risk ; Public health ; Assessments ; Humans ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Health risks ; Water pollution effects(Humans)|
|Collation||60 pages ; 28 cm|
The purpose of the document is to quantify the level of individual risk that may be experienced by persons eating fish and crabs from Commencement Bay. This risk assessment is based on a large volume of monitoring data generated during the summer and fall of 1984 by the Washington State Department of Ecology and its consultants. This effort is hampered by an inability of today's scientific instrumentation to detect very low levels of pollutants, and a basic lack of data on the predictable human health effects of exposure to pollutants. This risk assessment is based on the best available data and utilizes state-of-the-art monitoring data and risk analysis techniques. It is not, however, a perfect representation of the potential effects of eating Commencement Bay fish, because of the limitations discussed above. It is designed to err on the conservative side of protecting health in the Tacoma area.
"March 1985." "Performed under EPA contract no. 68-03-3149, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response." "EPA910/9-85-129, April 1985"--Cover. Microfiche.