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Bioaccumulation of Emerging Contaminants of Concern in Great Lakes Fish

This study will examine which contaminants, beyond proven and  currently-monitored compounds, are accumulating in the tissues of  Great Lakes fish.  By alerting health experts to the presence of  toxic and persistent chemicals and the degree to which they  bioaccumulate, this study will assist federal and state agencies  that monitor contaminants. For our primary objective, we identified emerging contaminants of  potential bioaccumulative concern by a thorough examination of  chemicals found in Great Lakes fish tissue. By looking directly at  Great Lakes fish tissue, we thus focused on those chemicals that are  known to be persistent and that bioaccumulate. The secondary  objective was to determine the bioaccumulation factors for these  compounds, by combining these data with water concentrations  determined from large volume water samples.

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Deborah SwackhamerPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 7 projects
Agencies
Minnesota Sea Grant College Program $ 69,661.00USDEstimates

Funding 30 projects for a total of $2,568,917.00
US EPA $ 0.00USDEstimates

Funding 3 projects for a total of $35,800.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Community
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Organics
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
State Province
Minnesota
New York
Annex Numbers
Persistent Toxic Substances
Research & Development
Surveillance and Monitoring
Annex 17
Cause-effect inter-relationships of productivity and ecotoxicity
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Research & Development
    Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Cause-effect inter-relationships of productivity and ecotoxicity
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
    Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

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