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The Ojibwa Health Study: fish residue comparisons for Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8843556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Ojibwa Health Study is a descriptive epidemiology study of six Ojibwa reservations in the Upper Great Lakes. Fish consumption habits, contaminant (mercury [Hg], polychlorinated biphenyls [PCBs], and other organochlorines [OCs]) residues in dietary fish and humans, and chronic disease outcomes currently are being documented. Four hundred and fifty questionnaires and approximately 200 biological samples had been collected as of December 1994. Fish collections from reservations included lake trout, walleye, lake whitefish, and lake herring from Lakes Superior (three sites), Michigan, and Huron. Hg and OC residue analyses have been completed for the fish composite samples. A preliminary examination of the data has revealed regional differences in the contaminant burdens of the fish. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron whitefish composite samples had approximately twice the OC concentrations of Lake Superior whitefish samples. In general, the whitefish composite samples were far below the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or any state advisory limits for OC or Hg residues. Lake trout samples contained higher amounts of all residues than did the whitefish samples.
Authors:
J A Dellinger; R M Meyers; K J Gebhardt; L K Hansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Toxicology and industrial health     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0748-2337     ISO Abbreviation:  Toxicol Ind Health     Publication Date:    1996 May-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-20     Completed Date:  1996-12-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8602702     Medline TA:  Toxicol Ind Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53226, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Body Burden
Cohort Studies
Data Collection
Environmental Exposure
Fish Products
Food Contamination*
Foodborne Diseases / epidemiology
Fresh Water
Humans
Insecticides / analysis,  metabolism*
Mercury / analysis,  metabolism*
Pesticide Residues / analysis,  metabolism*
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis,  metabolism*
Registries
Species Specificity
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis,  metabolism*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 0/Pesticide Residues; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 7439-97-6/Mercury

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