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Main Title Plan for a National Environmental Specimen Bank /
Author Goldstein, George M.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Clinical Studies Div.;National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.;National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/1-78-022; NSF-ENV74-19000-A01
Stock Number PB 282 895
OCLC Number 42843165
Subjects Tissues. ; Tissues--Preservation. ; Environmental specimen banking.
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Information centers ; Humans ; Tissues(Biology) ; Aquatic animals ; Plants(Botany) ; Grains(Food) ; Plans ; Programs ; Pollution ; Chemical compounds ; Collection ; Samples ; Environments ; Data acquisition ; Specimen banks ; Biological material ; Environmental impact
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/1-78-022 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/14/2000
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-78-022 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-1-78-022 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/09/2014
EKAM  EPA 600/1-78/022 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 11/19/1999
EKBD  EPA-600/1-78-022 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/23/2000
EKCD  EPA-600/1-78-022 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/29/2018
ELBD  EPA 600-1-78-022 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/26/2016
NTIS  PB-282 895 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation v, 27 pages ; 28 cm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been concerned about the potential dangers to human health and the environment from the ever increasing flux of new man-made substances into our ecosystem. Since 1974, the EPA has been actively engaged in studying the feasibility of establishing a program, The National Environmental Specimen Bank (NESB), that would provide a formalized, systematic approach to assess the environmental impact of these substances at a national, as well as international level. The NESBS would provide real time monitoring, assessing the adequacy of present pollutant control techniques, as well as providing samples for retrospective analyses. With the realization that NESBS is a viable concept, both from the standpoint of need and by the availability of present technology, it must be decided if such a system is, in fact, feasible to establish and maintain under actual operating conditions. It is proposed, therefore, that a five-year pilot bank program be initiated. During this time, a limited number of samples should be collected, analyzed, and stored in a central facility. The pilot bank program should focus on validating credible collection, storage, and analytical data. The functioning NESBS should provide future generations with an important resource for evaluating their current environmental status.
"March 1978." Includes bibliographical references (page 26).