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body burdens of mercury in lower hudson river area anglers.the hudson river has been a federally designated superfund site for over 20 years. discharges of industrial waste and of treated and untreated sewage and atmospheric deposition have introduced mercury and other persistent pollutants to the hudson river ecosystem. despite new york and new jersey health advisories, many local anglers and their family members continue to consume fish caught from the river. to evaluate associations between body burden of mercury and local fish consumption, we conduc ...200616226244
body burdens of polybrominated diphenyl ethers among urban anglers.polybrominated diphenyl ethers (pbdes) have been widely used in the united states and worldwide as flame retardants. recent pbde production figures show that worldwide use has increased. to determine whether fish consumption is a source of pbde exposure for humans, a cross-sectional epidemiologic study of new york and new jersey urban anglers was conducted during the summers of 2001-2003. frequency of local fish consumption was assessed by questionnaire, and blood samples for pbde analysis were ...200516330348
maternal recall of children's consumption of commercial and sport-caught fish: findings from a multi-state study.a randomized telephone survey of 3015 women was conducted in an effort to assess the effectiveness of local sport-fish consumption advisories. survey participants were between the ages of 18 and 45 and lived in the states of arkansas, california, connecticut, florida, maine, minnesota, montana, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, and wisconsin. at the time of the women's interview, fish and shellfish consumption information was obtained for children under 18 years of age living in the househ ...200716828736
a survey methodology for collecting fish consumption data in urban and industrial water bodies (part 1).the potential human health risks associated with consuming fish containing hazardous substances are related to the frequency, duration, and magnitude of exposure. because these risk factors are often site specific, they require site-specific data. in anticipation of performing a risk assessment of the lower 6 miles of the passaic river in new jersey (study area), a year-long creel/angler survey collected such site-specific data. the lower passaic river is urbanized and industrialized, and its si ...200717365602
a statistical method for analyzing data collected by a creel/angler survey (part 2).this article describes a unique analytical method employed to characterize angler activities on the lower 6-mile stretch of the passaic river in new jersey. the method used data collected by a creel/angler survey that was designed to capture the information necessary to calculate the exposure factors needed to characterize the fish consumption pathway for recreational anglers in a human health risk assessment for the river. the survey used two methods to address the challenges of conducting a cr ...200717365603
assessment of human health risks posed by consumption of fish from the lower passaic river, new jersey.the lower passaic river (lpr) in new jersey has been impacted by variety of human activities over the course of the last two centuries. in this risk assessment, we assessed potential human health risks associated with consumption of fish from the lpr, the human exposure pathway of greatest concern when addressing contaminated sediments. our risk assessment incorporates fish consumption information gathered during a year-long, intercept-style creel angler survey and representative fish tissue con ...200919395001
comment on urban et al. "assessment of human health risks posed by consumption of fish from the lower passaic river (lpr), new jersey" (2009, doi:10.1016/jscitotenv.2009.03.004).urban et al. (2009) presented a human health risk assessment for the lower passaic river that is not consistent with the united states environmental protection agency (usepa) risk assessment guidance for superfund cited in the article, because it is based on a fish ingestion rate that underestimates angler exposure to contaminated fish, does not evaluate exposure to contaminated crab, and underestimates the cancer risks and non-cancer health hazards associated with these exposure pathways. usepa ...201020006897
comment on urban et al. "assessment of human health risks posed by consumption of fish from the lower passaic river (lpr), new jersey" (2009, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.03.004).urban et al. (2009) presented a human health risk assessment for the lower passaic river that very narrowly defines fish consumption, ignores crab consumption, and is not consistent with current nj or epa risk assessment procedures and guidance. the restrictively defined consumption then leads to inappropriate conclusions on the risk of eating fish from this highly contaminated estuarine river. the paper underestimates angler exposure to contaminated fish, does not evaluate exposure to contamina ...201020149414
seasonal, locational and size variations in mercury and selenium levels in striped bass (morone saxatilis) from new jersey.we examined total mercury and selenium levels in muscle of striped bass (morone saxatilis) collected from 2005 to 2008 from coastal new jersey. of primary interest was whether there were differences in mercury and selenium levels as a function of size and location, and whether the legal size limits increased the exposure of bass consumers to mercury. we obtained samples mainly from recreational anglers, but also by seine and trawl. for the entire sample (n=178 individual fish), the mean (±standa ...201222226733
contaminants in fish of the hackensack meadowlands, new jersey: size, sex, and seasonal relationships as related to health risks.the trace metal content and related safety (health risk) of hackensack river fish were assessed within the hackensack meadowlands of new jersey, usa. eight elements were analyzed in the edible portion (i.e., muscle) of species commonly taken by anglers in the area. the white perch collection (morone americana) was large enough (n = 168) to enable statistically significant inferences, but there were too few brown bullheads and carp to reach definite conclusions. of the eight elements analyzed, th ...200717106790
fish availability in supermarkets and fish markets in new jersey.there is considerable interest in fish consumption, contaminant loads in edible fish, and the risk from consuming fish. both the benefits and the risks from eating fish are publicized. most of this attention has focused on recreational anglers and self-caught fish, although the vast majority of fish that people eat are purchased from commercial sources: fish markets and supermarkets. we examined the availability of fish in supermarkets and specialty fish markets in new jersey, including three re ...200415364521
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