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Results of chemical analysis from the 2008-2009 National Rivers and Streams Assessment Survey, including persistent organic pollutants and pharmaceuticals

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

In 2008-2009, fish are were collected from approximately 560 national streams, which included a representative subset of 154 urban river sites, which were in close proximity to urban areas. Site selection included a mix of statistically-selected and targeted sites. ORD/NERL analyzed fish fillets from the 560 stream sampling sites for 22 pesticides, 21 congeners of PCBs, and 8 congeners of PBDEs. Surface water was collected at the 154 urban river sites, and was analyzed for concentrations of almost 50 human prescription pharmaceuticals. Two data files are included, and report the full findings of the chemical analysis in each individual fish or water sample site for each chemical.

This dataset is associated with the following publications: Batt , A., T. Kincaid , M. Kostich , J. Lazorchak , and T. Olsen. Evaluating the extent of pharmaceuticals in surface waters of the United States using a national scale rivers and streams assessment survey. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Pensacola, FL, USA, 35(4): 874-881, (2016). Batt, A., J. Wathen, J. Lazorchak, T. Olsen, and T. Kincaid. Statistical Survey of Persistent Organic Pollutants: Risk Estimations to Humans and Wildlife through Consumption of Fish from U.S. Rivers. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, USA, 51(5): 3021-3031, (2017).

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
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Data Last Modified 2016-08-03
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