Fish Tumor Pathology and Aromatic Hydrocarbon Pollution in a Great Lakes Estuary
The relationship between polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination of the aquatic environment and its potential as a persistent health hazard for the associated biota has been the subject of recent research in this laboratory and others (Payne et al, 1978; Dunn and Stich, 1976). We report here studies of a waterway contaminated with industrial organic compounds, including PAH; these studies present evidence that the pollution is mutagenic and has a point source. In addition, there is a high incidence of fish tumor pathology in the immediate outflow area.
KeywordsBottom Sediment Polar Fraction Ames Test Ship Canal Outflow Area
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