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Main Title Massachusetts Pesticide Monitoring Study.
Author Lyma, Lee D. ; Tompkin, William A. ; McCan, James A. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Health Research Inst., Inc., Westboro.
Year Published 1968
Report Number WPD-88-02-67;
Stock Number PB-217 796
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Pesticides) ; ( Massachusetts ; Water pollution) ; Fresh water fishes ; DDT ; Accumulation ; Insecticides ; DDE pesticide ; Pesticide residues
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NTIS  PB-217 796 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 31p
Abstract
Indigenous fresh water fish species were collected in all of the major watersheds in Massachusetts during the summers of 1965, 1966, and 1967 and an individual analysis of these fish conducted to determine the concentrations of DDT and metabolites, DDE and DDD (TDE). In all, 1,310 individual fish specimens were collected and analyzed from 93 stations. Mean DDT concentrations based on the analysis of five fish per station ranged from 0.17 to 28.88 parts per million. A study of factors relating to the concentration of pesticide by fish showed that some fish species had varying abilities to concentrate DDT. Results of this study are expressed in parts per million of pesticide found in whole fish and based on dry weight. Conversion factors to convert parts per million based on dry weight to parts per million based on wet weight were determined for nine species of fish. (Author)