||Health risk assessment of chemical contamination in Puget Sound seafood /
||Tetra Tech, Inc., Bellevue, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region X - Office of Puget Sound,
||EPA-910-9-88-249; TETRAT-TC-3338-28; EPA-68-02-4341
Seafood--Contamination--Washington (State)--Puget Sound. ;
Health risk assessment--Washington (State)--Puget Sound. ;
Puget Sound (Wash.) ;
Pacific Ocean--Puget Sound.
Public health ;
Food contamination ;
Puget Sound ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
||Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
The report provides resource management and health agencies with a general indication of the magnitude of potential human health risks associated with consumption of recreationally harvested seafoods from Puget Sound. Data collection and evaluation focused on a variety of metal and organic contaminants in fish, shellfish and edible seaweeds from 22 locations in the Sound. EPA risk assessment techniques were used to characterize risks to average and high consumer groups for both carcinogens and noncarcinogens. Theoretical risks associated with consumption of both average and high quantities of Puget Sound seafood appear to be comparable to or substantially less than those for fish and shellfish from other locations in the United States.
"Puget Sound Estuary Program"--Cover. "This document was prepared by Tetra Tech, Inc., for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partial fulfillment of Contract No. 68-02-4331"--Page viii. "September 1988." "EPA-910-9-88-249."