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Main Title Mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium in biological tissue : the need for adequate standard reference materials /
Author Beckert, Werner F.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600-4-78-051
Stock Number PB-288 198
OCLC Number 04718942
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Mercury. ; Lead. ; Arsenic. ; Cadmium.
Additional Subjects Tissues(Biology) ; Toxicology ; National government ; Quality control ; Mercury(Metal) ; Lead(Metal) ; Cadmium ; Plants(Botany) ; Animals ; Reviews ; Standards ; Concentration(Composition) ; Samples ; Arsenic ; Cost effectiveness ; Standard reference materials ; Biological tissues ; Heavy metals ; Bioaccumulation ; National Bureau of Standards ; Toxic substances
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA-600/4-78-051 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/16/2007
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-78-051 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/13/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-4-78-051 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/11/2016
EKAM  EPA-600/4-78-051 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/27/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/4-78-051 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/11/2000
EKCD  EPA-600/4-78-051 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/25/2018
ELDD  EPA-600/4-78-051 2 copies CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/25/2000
EMBD  EPA/600/4-78/051 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/4-78-051 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/29/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-4-78-051 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-288 198 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 60 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The present situation of standard reference materials consisting of plant and animal tissues is examined. A brief literature review presents a cross-section of published data on the incorporation of mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium into plant and animal tissues. It points out the wide concentration ranges of these elements that are encountered in biological tissue samples under environmental and experimental conditions. These concentration ranges are compared with the individual values of the corresponding elements as determined for the biological standard reference materials presently available from the National Bureau of Standards. The conclusion is reached that there is a need for the preparation of additional biological reference materials encompassing wide concentration ranges of the elements of interest. The parameters of importance for the cost-effective preparation of biological tissue reference materials are discussed. Some plant and animal species are identified which could advantageously be used to prepare this kind of reference material. In an appendix, the concentrations of mercury in plant and animal tissue samples, as presented in the literature, are listed.
"August 1978." "EPA/600-4-78-051." Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-43).