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Trends in Great Lakes Fish Contaminants

This project will provide information on the concentrations of toxic   organic contaminants in lake trout, walleye, salmon, and rainbow   trout that have been collected for the Great Lakes Fish Contaminant   Monitoring Program. The University of Minnesota will provide   analytical chemistry support and general scientific input to the   program. This project is directed toward the impacts of water   contaminants on the Great Lakes fishery and the potential human   exposure to contaminants through consumption of popular sport   species. Composites of whole fish (lake trout and walleye) and   fillets (salmon and rainbow trout) collected in 2  1 will be   analyzed for percent lipid, PCB congeners, toxaphene homologs,   pesticides, and other contaminants as listed in the Request for   Proposals (RFP) issued by U.S. EPA-GLNPO in 1999. In addition,   analyses of contaminants not on the original RFP list, including   polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated napthalenes   (PCNs), dioxins and furans, mercury, and PBB-153 will be analyzed.   These substances were added in response to a March 2  1 workshop on   Emerging Contaminants funded through a prior grant. The University   will help GLNPO and the other members of the GLFMP with data   analysis and interpretation of long term contaminant trends, which   will build upon trend analyses performed in previous years in the   Great Lakes Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program.    (PCB congeners); (PCB's); (PCB); (PCBs); (PBDE's); (PBDE); (PBDEs);   (polybrominated diphenyl ethers); (pesticide); (pesticides);   (polychlorinated napthalenes) (PCNs); (PCN's); (PCN); (dioxins);   (dioxin); (furan); (furans:) (mercury); (toxic organic); (toxic   organics); (toxic metals); (toxic metal); (POP's); (POP); (POPs);   (persistent organic pollutant); (persistent organic pollutants);   (fish consumption); (fish consumption advisories); (fish consumption   advisory); (chemicals of concern); (chemical of concern); (chemicals   of emerging concern); (chemical of emerging concern)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Physical/Chemical
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Metals
Toxic Organics
Resource Being Monitored
Human Health
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Fish Tumours or Other Deformities
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Restrictions of Fish and Wildlife Consumption
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Annex Numbers
Persistent Toxic Substances
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Research & Development
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
Annex 17
Ecotoxicity and toxicity effects of pollutants related to developing Annex 1 specific objectives
Population-based studies on long-term, low-level effects of toxic substances on human health
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Research & Development
    Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Ecotoxicity and toxicity effects of pollutants related to developing Annex 1 specific objectives
    Population-based studies on long-term, low-level effects of toxic substances on human health

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