Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

In 2008, OEHHA published fish contaminant goals (FCGs) and advisory tissue levels (ATLs) for seven common fish contaminants (chlordane, DDTs, dieldrin, methylmercury, PCBs, selenium, and toxaphene) (Klasing and Brodberg, 2008).  This report extends the process described in that report to developing an FCG and ATLs for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), emerging environmental contaminants that can accumulate in fish. 

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Pesticide and Environmental Toxicology Branch Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment California Environmental Protection Agency
1515 Clay Street, 16th Floor
Oakland, California 94612
Telephone: (510) 622-3170

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