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Pesticides, Polychlorinated Biphenols and Heavy Metals in Upper Food Chain Levels, Everglads National Park and Vicinity.

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Date Issued:
1974-08
Abstract:
A general concern over possible environmental pollution by man-made poisons prompted the extensive survey of chlorinated insecticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and metals in upper trophic levels of material collected in and adjacent to Everglades National Park. Collections were made between 1971 and 1973, and analyses conduced by WARF, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin. The resulting analyses provides a base line for future analyses, and clues for particular poisons or particular species in need of more intensive study. These data revealed that DDT, DDE, DDD, Dieldrin and PCBs appear to exist in concentration well below amounts known to have either acute or chronic effects. Less is known of the significance of the various metal concentrations reported here, although levels of mercury in freshwater vertebrates and arsenic in marine species are great enough to deserve more intensive study.
Title: Pesticides, Polychlorinated Biphenols and Heavy Metals in Upper Food Chain Levels, Everglads National Park and Vicinity.
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Name(s): nited States. National Park Service. Everglades National Park. Division of Natural Science and Resource Management Studies.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1974-08
Place of Publication: United States. Department of Commerce. National Technical Information Service
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 36 pages
Language(s): English
Abstract: A general concern over possible environmental pollution by man-made poisons prompted the extensive survey of chlorinated insecticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and metals in upper trophic levels of material collected in and adjacent to Everglades National Park. Collections were made between 1971 and 1973, and analyses conduced by WARF, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin. The resulting analyses provides a base line for future analyses, and clues for particular poisons or particular species in need of more intensive study. These data revealed that DDT, DDE, DDD, Dieldrin and PCBs appear to exist in concentration well below amounts known to have either acute or chronic effects. Less is known of the significance of the various metal concentrations reported here, although levels of mercury in freshwater vertebrates and arsenic in marine species are great enough to deserve more intensive study.
Identifier: FI07053154 (IID), 1047309 (digitool), fiu:25338 (fedora), AAC5271QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2007, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Pesticides
Pollution -- Florida.
Everglades (Fla.)
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