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Title: Review of organochlorine pesticide and polychlorinated biphenyl bioacccumulation in fish and fish eating mammals
Author: Environment Agency - TAPS Centre
Document Type: Monograph
Many chemicals present in the environment have been found to bioaccumulate within both aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Chemicals of concern include metals such as mercury and lead, and organic compounds. With respect to the latter, organochlorine compounds are of most concern and two specific groups, organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), will be considered in this report. This report reviews the main pieces of work with particular reference to fish and otters and identifies the associated problems in obtaining and assessing information on bioaccumulation. The main purposes of this review are to identify the extent of available information, collate and review data and consider how such work should be progressed. Recommendations are made for establishing a consistent approach to co-ordinate work both within the Agency and between other interested parties such as other regulatory bodies.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Organochlorine compoundsPesticidesBioaccumulationFish (food)Aquatic mammals
Extent: 38
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