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Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program: Toxic Contaminants in Fish Tissue and Surface Water in Freshwater Environments, 2001

 
Publication number Date Published
03-03-012March 2003
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Author(s) Seiders, K.
Description During this initial year of the Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program, 14 sites were sampled for fish tissue and 4 sites were sampled for water

Several contaminants in all fish tissue samples exceeded one or more criteria for the protection of human health. Target analytes for tissue samples included mercury, chlorinated pesticides, PCBs, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans (PCDD/Fs), and lipids.

Recommendations include evaluating risks to human health from consumption of contaminated fish and determining how these sites are to be categorized for Washington’s 303(d) listing assessment.
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Keywords 303(d), contaminant, fish, freshwater, health, lake, lakes, mercury, monitoring, PBTs, quality, recommendations, river, rule, surface water, tissue, toxic, toxics, toxics monitoring, Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program, water, water quality, chemical
WEB PAGE Freshwater Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 01,WRIA 03,WRIA 08,WRIA 09,WRIA 13,WRIA 42,WRIA 49,WRIA 54,WRIA 57)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WSTMP01

Environmental Information Management (EIM) #PAND0001

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