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RECORD NUMBER: 5 OF 15
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Dioxin and furan concentrations in Puget Sound crabs|
|CORP Author||PTI Environmental Services, Bellevue, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.|
|Report Number||EPA 910/9-91-040; EPA-68-D8-0085|
|Subjects||Crabs--Puget Sound Region (Wash.) ; Dioxins ; Furans ; Puget Sound Region (Wash.)--Crabs|
|Additional Subjects||Bioassay ; Water pollution detection ; Crabs ; Public health ; Dioxins ; Furans ; Chemical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Food webs ; Tissue culture ; Environmental surveys ; Puget Sound ; Risk assessment ; Toxicity ; Exposure ; Sample preparation ; Malignant neoplasms ; Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins ; Polychlorinated dibenzofurans ; Puget Sound Estuary Program ; EPA region 10|
|Collation||1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 29 cm.|
Dioxin and furan concentrations were measured in crabs collected from eleven areas of potential chemical contamination and one reference area in Puget Sound in the spring of 1991. While recreationally harvestable Dungeness crabs were the target species, red rock and graceful crabs were also analyzed because they were the only species which could be collected in some areas. Both crab muscle and hepatopancreatic tissues were analyzed for the presence of dioxins and furans. The results of these analyses were evaluated using EPA's human health risk assessment guidance. While dioxins and furans were present in low concentrations in all samples, it appears that only the very heavy consumer of crab muscle and hepatopancreas would see a very sizeable increase in the risk of developing cancer from these chemicals.
"Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Office of Coastal Waters." "Puget Sound Estuary Program" -- cover. "EPA Contract 68-D8-0085, PTI Contract C744-33" "September 1991"