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PBTs Analyzed in Bottom Fish from Four Washington Rivers and Lakes: Hexabromocyclododecane, Tetrabromobisphenol A, Chlorinated Paraffins, Polybrominated Diphenylethers, Polychlorinated Naphthalenes, Perfluorinated Organic Compounds, Lead, and Cadmium

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12-03-042October 2012
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Author(s) Johnson, A. and M. Friese
Description A screening survey was conducted to assess the occurrence of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals (PBTs) that have either not previously been analyzed in local fish populations or are a focus of Chemical Action Plans to reduce or eliminate toxic threats. Common carp and largescale suckers were collected from Lake Washington, the lower Columbia River, the lower Yakima River, and Lake Spokane and analyzed for hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) , tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), chlorinated paraffins (CPs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs), perfluorinated organic compounds (PFCs), lead (Pb), and cadmium (Cd).

HBCDD, PCNs, PBDEs, PFCs, CPs, and Pb were detected in all or in most samples. This study marks the first time HBCDD, PCNs, and CPs have been reported in Pacific Northwest freshwater fish.
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Keywords polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated naphthalenes, tetrabromobisphenol A, chlorinated paraffins, hexabromocyclododecane, perfluorinated organic compounds, fish, PBTs, lead, flame retardant, cadmium
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 08,WRIA 37,WRIA 54)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #AJOH0065


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