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Environmental Contaminants in Wildlife: Interpreting Tissue Concentrations

January 1, 1996

Covers the complex issue of how to evaluate contaminants in wildlife. This comprehensive resource deals with the question: 'How much of a chemical in the tissues of an animal is harmful?' Features: Authoritative and sound advice is provided on many environmental contaminants, including what the contaminants are and how to interpret the data on them. Each chapter includes a review of the literature on a specific chemical, followed by a clear technical summary that provides research guidance. Direction is given on how to interpret data that are sometimes conflicting or insufficient. Data are presented in easy to use tables. Primary attention is given to toxic concentrations of contaminants such as organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, PAHs, metals, and fluorides.

Publication Year 1996
Title Environmental Contaminants in Wildlife: Interpreting Tissue Concentrations
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Organization Series
Series Title SETAC Special Publications Series.
Index ID 5200137
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center