||Field and Laboratory Studies of Chemical Contamination and Environmentally Related Diseases in Fish and Molluscs of New England.
Gardner, G. R. ;
||Environmental Research Lab.-Narragansett, Newport, OR.
New England ;
Water pollution effects(Animals) ;
Biological accumulation ;
Polychlorinated biphenyls ;
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||The concentration of PCBs, PAHs, insecticides and metals in some aquatic ecosystems have reached high levels placing identified populations at risk to chemical, physical, and biological agents in estuarine and open coastal areas of the United States. In the last three decades scientific studies bolstered evidence for a causal relationship between spontaneous and chemically induced pathological effects on marine organisms and exposure to industrial and agricultural pollutants discharged into aquatic ecosystems. In subsequent years research, both in the laboratory and at polluted estuarine or marine sites, has elucidated causal relationships between processes of pathogenesis of lesions (including carcinogenesis) and exposure to specific toxic agents. Today, research investigating mechanisms of chemical- and pollutant-induced lesions is demonstrating that chemicals can exert toxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic, and immunogenic effects on marine organisms.
||See also PB90-245531. Presented at the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (43rd), American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (27th) and American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (23rd) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA., November 15-21, 1992.
||68D; 57Y; 57Z
||PC A02/MF A01