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Persistence of organochlorine chemical residues in fish from the Tombigbee River (Alabama, USA): Continuing risk to wildlife from a former DDT manufacturing facility.
Environ Pollut. 2009 Feb; 157(2):582-91.EP

Abstract

Organochlorine pesticide and total polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations were measured in largemouth bass from the Tombigbee River near a former DDT manufacturing facility at McIntosh, Alabama. Evaluation of mean p,p'- and o,p'-DDT isomer concentrations and o,p'- versus p,p'-isomer proportions in McIntosh bass indicated that DDT is moving off site from the facility and into the Tombigbee River. Concentrations of p,p'-DDT isomers in McIntosh bass remained unchanged from 1974 to 2004 and were four times greater than contemporary concentrations from a national program. Total DDT in McIntosh bass exceeded dietary effect concentrations developed for bald eagle and osprey. Hexachlorobenzene, PCBs, and toxaphene concentrations in bass from McIntosh also exceeded thresholds to protect fish and piscivorous wildlife. Whereas concentrations of DDT and most other organochlorine chemicals in fish have generally declined in the U.S. since their ban, concentrations of DDT in fish from McIntosh remain elevated and represent a threat to wildlife.

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC), 4200 New Haven Road, Columbia, MO 65201, USA. jhinck@usgs.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18851891

Citation

Hinck, Jo Ellen, et al. "Persistence of Organochlorine Chemical Residues in Fish From the Tombigbee River (Alabama, USA): Continuing Risk to Wildlife From a Former DDT Manufacturing Facility." Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), vol. 157, no. 2, 2009, pp. 582-91.
Hinck JE, Norstrom RJ, Orazio CE, et al. Persistence of organochlorine chemical residues in fish from the Tombigbee River (Alabama, USA): Continuing risk to wildlife from a former DDT manufacturing facility. Environ Pollut. 2009;157(2):582-91.
Hinck, J. E., Norstrom, R. J., Orazio, C. E., Schmitt, C. J., & Tillitt, D. E. (2009). Persistence of organochlorine chemical residues in fish from the Tombigbee River (Alabama, USA): Continuing risk to wildlife from a former DDT manufacturing facility. Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 157(2), 582-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2008.08.021
Hinck JE, et al. Persistence of Organochlorine Chemical Residues in Fish From the Tombigbee River (Alabama, USA): Continuing Risk to Wildlife From a Former DDT Manufacturing Facility. Environ Pollut. 2009;157(2):582-91. PubMed PMID: 18851891.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Persistence of organochlorine chemical residues in fish from the Tombigbee River (Alabama, USA): Continuing risk to wildlife from a former DDT manufacturing facility. AU - Hinck,Jo Ellen, AU - Norstrom,Ross J, AU - Orazio,Carl E, AU - Schmitt,Christopher J, AU - Tillitt,Donald E, Y1 - 2008/10/11/ PY - 2008/05/27/received PY - 2008/08/18/revised PY - 2008/08/21/accepted PY - 2008/10/15/pubmed PY - 2009/4/18/medline PY - 2008/10/15/entrez SP - 582 EP - 91 JF - Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987) JO - Environ Pollut VL - 157 IS - 2 N2 - Organochlorine pesticide and total polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations were measured in largemouth bass from the Tombigbee River near a former DDT manufacturing facility at McIntosh, Alabama. Evaluation of mean p,p'- and o,p'-DDT isomer concentrations and o,p'- versus p,p'-isomer proportions in McIntosh bass indicated that DDT is moving off site from the facility and into the Tombigbee River. Concentrations of p,p'-DDT isomers in McIntosh bass remained unchanged from 1974 to 2004 and were four times greater than contemporary concentrations from a national program. Total DDT in McIntosh bass exceeded dietary effect concentrations developed for bald eagle and osprey. Hexachlorobenzene, PCBs, and toxaphene concentrations in bass from McIntosh also exceeded thresholds to protect fish and piscivorous wildlife. Whereas concentrations of DDT and most other organochlorine chemicals in fish have generally declined in the U.S. since their ban, concentrations of DDT in fish from McIntosh remain elevated and represent a threat to wildlife. SN - 1873-6424 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18851891/Persistence_of_organochlorine_chemical_residues_in_fish_from_the_Tombigbee_River__Alabama_USA_:_Continuing_risk_to_wildlife_from_a_former_DDT_manufacturing_facility_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0269-7491(08)00444-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -