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RECORD NUMBER: 753 OF 1378

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Main Title Mussel Watch--Measurements of Chemical Pollutants in Bivalves as One Indicator of Coastal Environmental Quality.
Author Farrington, J. W. ; Davis, A. C. ; Tripp, B. W. ; Phelps, D. K. ; Galloway, W. B. ;
CORP Author Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-03-3193; EPA/600/D-87/247 ; ERLN-814
Stock Number PB88-107776
Additional Subjects Mussels ; Coasts ; Water pollution ; Chemical compounds ; Monitors ; Plutonium ; Estuaries ; Ecology ; Pesticides ; Metals ; Biphenyl ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Reprints ; Biological indicators ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
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NTIS  PB88-107776 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
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Abstract
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.)