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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Environmental levels of PCB in Great Lakes fish /
Author Straub, Conrad P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sprafka, J. M.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600-S3-83-094
OCLC Number 62403671
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects. ; Fishes--Great Lakes (North America)
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S3-83-094 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/13/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S3-83-094 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/11/2018
Collation 1 sheet ; 28 cm
At head of title: Project summary. "Dec. 1983." "EPA/600-S3-83-094."
Contents Notes
This report reviews and evaluates previously reported PCB levels in a variety of fish sampled from various locations in the Great Lakes. Higher concentrations in fish appear to be related to near-shore sampling where higher exposure to bottom sediments occurs to the flora and fauna comprising the food chains for the specific fish collected. Highest concentrations of PCBs were found in lake trout and fat trout taken from Lake Superior and in fish collected from the lower end of Lake Michigan. There is a need to identify past and/or present sources contributing PCB contaminants to the off-shore areas as well as to identify major sources of runoff contributing PCBs to the waters of the Great Lakes system. Additional information as to food-chain constituents is needed to more rapidly assess prey-predator relationships in the various regions of the system.