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Trends in levels of several known chemical contaminants in fish from New York State waters

Roger W. Armstrong

Trends in levels of several known chemical contaminants in fish from New York State waters

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Published by Bureau of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany .
Written in English

  • Fishes -- New York (State) -- Effect of water pollution on.,
  • Water -- Pollution -- New York (State).

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRoger W. Armstrong, Ronald J. Sloan.
    SeriesTechnical report / New York State Department of Environmental Conservation -- 80-2, Technical report (New York (State). Dept. of Environmental Conservation) -- 80-2.
    ContributionsSloan, Ronald J., New York (State). Division of Fish and Wildlife. Bureau of Environmental Protection
    The Physical Object
    Pagination77 p.
    Number of Pages77
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22206046M

    Water bodies can be polluted by a wide variety of substances, including pathogenic microorganisms, putrescible organic waste, plant nutrients, toxic chemicals, sediments, heat, petroleum (oil), and radioactive substances. Several types of water pollutants are considered below. (For a discussion of the handling of sewage and other forms of waste. a) Cancer was traditionally the main disease evaluated in the chemical risk assessment of environmental contaminants. b) In lab studies rats and mice often respond differently to the same carcinogen. c) It is assumed that one can extrapolate from doses and cancer rates in rats to determine human cancer rates.

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