Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 452–455

Residues of p,p′-DDE and mercury in lake trout as a function of age

Authors

  • Walter H. Gutenmann
    • Toxic Chemicals Laboratory, Department of Fruit and Vegetable Science, New York State College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCornell University
  • Joseph G. EbelJr.
    • Department of Animal Science, New York State College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCornell University
  • H. Thomas Kuntz
    • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, New York State College of Veterinary MedicineCornell University
  • Kenneth S. Yourstone
    • Toxic Chemicals Laboratory, Department of Fruit and Vegetable Science, New York State College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCornell University
  • Donald J. Lisk
    • Toxic Chemicals Laboratory, Department of Fruit and Vegetable Science, New York State College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCornell University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00212566

Cite this article as:
Gutenmann, W.H., Ebel, J.G., Kuntz, H.T. et al. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. (1992) 22: 452. doi:10.1007/BF00212566

Abstract

Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) of known age from 1 to 12 years were taken from Cayuga Lake in central New York State in 1991 and p,p′-DDE and mercury were determined in their flesh. The concentrations of p,p′-DDE and mercury increased significantly (p<0.001) with increasing age of the fish. The concentration of p,p′-DDE also increased significantly (p<0.001) with increasing fat content. The concentrations of p,p′-DDE were much lower than those found in Cayuga Lake trout of similar age captured in 1978.

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