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Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program: Contaminants in Fish Tissue from Freshwater Environments in 2006

 
Publication number Date Published
08-03-002February 2008
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Author(s) Seiders, K., C. Deligeannis, and P. Sandvik
Description During 2006, the Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program analyzed 40 samples of freshwater fish from 14 lakes in Washington. Contaminants frequently detected were mercury, PCBs, dioxins and furans, chlorinated pesticides, and PBDE flame retardants.

Contaminant levels in 27 of the 40 samples (from 11 of the 14 lakes) did not meet Washington State’s water quality standards. Contaminants exceeding standards were PCBs, 2,3,7,8-TCDD, dieldrin, chlordane, hexachlorobenzene, and toxaphene.

Recommendations include (1) evaluation of results to assess risks to human health from the consumption of contaminated fish, and (2) federal Clean Water Act Section 303(d) listings.
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Keywords recommendations, Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program, tissue, toxics monitoring, lakes, contaminant, health, fish, 303(d), section 303, water, chemical, tribe, mercury, PBTs, pesticide, freshwater, furan, clean water act
WEB PAGE Freshwater fish contaminant monitoring
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 08,WRIA 09,WRIA 13,WRIA 14,WRIA 49,WRIA 55,WRIA 57)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WSTMP06

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