Fish Neoplasms Found at High Prevalence in Polluted Waters

  • John M. Grizzle
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 38)


High frequencies of neoplasms have been found in several populations of wild fish in polluted environments (Table 1). These epizootics in polluted locations in North America will be reviewed, including studies of Puget Sound, Washington; a pond in Alabama that receives chlorinated sewage effluent; and several areas in the eastern United States and Great Lakes region. The occurrence of neoplasms in fish living in polluted waters has been reviewed by Black (1984a), Couch and Harshbarger (1985), and Mix (1986).


Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Hepatic Neoplasm Yellow Perch Wild Fish White Perch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Grizzle
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  1. 1.Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Alabama Agricultural Experiment StationAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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