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PBT Monitoring: PBDE Flame Retardants in Spokane River Fish, 2009

Publication number Date Published
10-03-015March 2010
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Author(s) Furl, C. and C. Meredith
Description Results from this study present one part of a joint effort between Ecology and USGS to examine PBDE concentrations in osprey eggs along the Spokane River. PBDE concentrations were measured in sportfish and largescale suckers from six reaches of the Spokane River in order to characterize contaminant concentrations in the diet of osprey nesting along the river.

Total PBDE concentrations in whole fish composites ranged from 30.6 - 2,531 µg/Kg wet weight. Concentrations were generally higher in sportfish than largescale suckers. The highest PBDE concentrations were found in the lower three stretches beginning at Nine Mile.
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Keywords flame retardants, sampling, Spokane River, WRIA 57, fish, river, trend, Ecology, monitoring, survey, PBDE, lake
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 34,WRIA 54,WRIA 57)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #CFUR0005


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