Guidance for Assessing Chemical Contaminant Data for Use in Fish Advisories - Volume 1: Fish Sampling and Analysis; Third Edition



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United States Environmental Protection Agency


Volume 1 was first released in September 1993 and was followed by a second edition in September 1995. This current revision to the Volume 1 guidance provides the latest information on sampling and analysis procedures based on new information provided by EPA. The major objective of Volume 1 is to provide information on sampling strategies for a contaminant monitoring program. In addition, information is provided on selection of target species; selection of chemicals as target analytes; development of human health screening values; sample collection procedures including sample processing, sample preservation, and shipping; sample analysis; and data reporting and analysis.


485 pages; available for download from the link below.


environmental contaminants, environmental health, environmental protection