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|Title||Legacy pollutant levels in crayfish compared to passive sampling devices: Determination of correlations and development of bioaccumulation models|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Forsberg ND, Sower GJ, Smith BW, Anderson KA|
|Conference/Meeting/Venue||SETAC North American 33rd Annual National Conference|
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent organic compounds that continue to drive risk management efforts. In order to characterize exposure pathways and assess human health risks associated with consumption of contaminated resident fish, regulatory agencies conventionally analyze homogenized fish tissue samples for PAHs and PCBs. However, obtaining fish for analysis is challenging, the analysis is destructive, and the analysis offers limited spatial and temporal information due in part to biological and physiological variability. For these reasons, an alternative tool capable of accurately predicting fish tissue contaminant levels would be useful to regulatory agencies and risk managers.