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Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (Flame Retardants) in Babies, Sediment Cores, and Fishes

This study will measure the concentration of PBDEs in infants and   this data will be compared with long term trends identified through   sediment core and fish analyses in the great lakes.    The project also uses collections of fish (primarily lake trout)   that have been collected from the Great Lakes and archived by the US   Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division. These fish date   back to 198  and have been collected biennially ever since. By   analyzing fish from this historical collection, we will obtain   retrospective information on the input of PBDEs into this ecosystem.    This combination of sediment core and retrospective fish analyses   will provide information on the environmental trends of PBDE over   the last ~4  years. If the trends obtained from the sediment cores   and the fish are the same, then this will be an internal check,   which will tend to validate the accuracy of both approaches.     (PBDE); (PBDE's); (PBDEs); (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers);   (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether); (flame retardants); (flame   retardant); (human health); (POP's); (POPs); (POP); (persistent   organic chemicals); (persistent organic chemical); (toxic organic);   (toxic organics); (restrictions on fish consumption); (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
Laboratory Investigation
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Organism
Physical/Chemical
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Organics
Resource Management
Fisheries
Resource Being Monitored
Bottom Sediment
Fisheries
Human Health
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Restrictions of Fish and Wildlife Consumption
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Annex Numbers
Contaminated Sediment
Persistent Toxic Substances
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Research & Development
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
Annex 17
Population-based studies on long-term, low-level effects of toxic substances on human health
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Contaminated Sediment
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Research & Development
    Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Population-based studies on long-term, low-level effects of toxic substances on human health

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