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Organochlorine residues and elemental contaminants in U.S. freshwater fish, 1976-1986: National Contaminant Biomonitoring Program

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1969
End Date
1987

Citation

Schmitt, C.J., Zajicek, J.L., and May, T.W., 2018, Organochlorine residues and elemental contaminants in U.S. freshwater fish, 1976-1986: National Contaminant Biomonitoring Program: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P97C5X8W.

Summary

The National Contaminant Biomonitoring Program (NCBP), which was developed and maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), monitored concentrations of environmental contaminants in freshwater fish over a period of about 20 years. Beginning in the 1960s as a component of the multi-agency National Pesticide Monitoring Program (NPMP) and continuing through the mid-1980s, freshwater fish were periodically collected from a national network of stations for analysis of pesticides, PCBs, and other contaminants. The NPMP/NCBP database of contaminant concentrations is the most extensive of its kind, unique in its breadth and depth with respect to environmental contaminant concentrations in fish. The data and information from the [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Robin L Tillitt
Originator :
Christopher J Schmitt, James L Zajicek, Thomas W May
Metadata Contact :
CERC Data Managers
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Columbia Environmental Research Center

Attached Files

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NCBP Fish ChemAnalysis.txt 3.2 MB
NCBP Fish Site Data.txt 8.32 KB
NCBP Fish Species Data.txt 4.35 KB
Organochlorine Residues and Elemental Contaminants in U.S. Freshwater Fish 1976-1986.xml
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Purpose

To periodically ascertain temporal and geographic trends in the concentrations of bioaccumulative toxic chemical residues in U.S. freshwater fish.

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