Evaluation of persistent hydrophobic organic compounds in the Columbia River Basin using semipermeable-membrane devices

@inproceedings{McCarthy2001EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of persistent hydrophobic organic compounds in the Columbia River Basin using semipermeable-membrane devices},
  author={Kathleen Ann McCarthy and Robert W. Gale},
  year={2001}
}
Persistent hydrophobic organic compounds are of concern in the Columbia River because they have been correlated with adverse effects on wildlife. We analysed samples from nine main-stem and six tributary sites throughout the Columbia River Basin (Washington and Oregon) for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorine pesticides, and priority-pollutant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Because these compounds may have important biological… CONTINUE READING

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