Environmental significance of the uptake and depuration of planar PCB congeners by the American Oyster (Crassostrea virginica).

dc.acquisition-srcTerry Wade, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group at TAMU, College Station, Texas, per request.en_US
dc.call-noAcc# 6307en_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorSericano, J.L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWade, T.L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEl-Husseini, A.M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, J.M.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMarine Pollution Bulletinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:22:32Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:22:32Z
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionp. 537-543en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractUptake and depuration of three highly toxic PCB congeners, i.e. PCBs 77, 126, and 169, by the American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) were studied under environmental conditions. Compared with other PCB congeners, these compounds can be considerably bioconcentrated, and retained, by bivalves and constitute a potential health hazard for higher consumers. To evaluate the health risks that these PCB congeners pose for human beings, concentrations in oyster samples from two of the largest bays on the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, Galveston and Tampa Bays, sampled as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations's National Status and Trends Mussel Watch Programme, are discussed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeHannahs Reefen_US
dc.geo-codeHouston Ship Channelen_US
dc.geo-codeYacht Club Reefen_US
dc.geo-codeConfederate Reefen_US
dc.geo-codeOffatts Bayouen_US
dc.historyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/24214
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGalveston Bay Collection; TAMUG periodical collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesen_US
dc.placeen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries6307.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectpolychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)en_US
dc.titleEnvironmental significance of the uptake and depuration of planar PCB congeners by the American Oyster (Crassostrea virginica).en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issue24(11)en_US

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