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2007 National Fish Forum

Proceedings of the 2007 National Forum

This document provides the proceedings of the 2007 National Forum on Contaminants in Fish, held in Portland, Maine July 23-26, 2007. Contains abstracts of presentations, copies of the slides used by presenters, transcriptions of questions and answers raised, and other information presented at the forum.

The contents of these documents do not necessarily represent the views and policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation of use.

  • Cover (PDF) (1 pg, 750K)
  • Front Matter and Table of Contents (PDF) (8 pp, 65K)
  • Section I—Agenda (6 pp, 70K)
  • Section II-A—Welcome (PDF) (13 pp, 1MB)
    • Update on EPA's Advisory Program
    • Welcome to Maine
    • Reducing Mercury in Maine Fish
  • Section II-B—Sampling and Analysis Issues (PDF) (54 pp, 2.6MB)
    • Mercury Measurements Using Direct-Analyzer Methodology
    • A Biopsy Procedure for Determining Mercury in Fish Tissue with Results from a Western USA Survey
    • Mercury in Fish in the Gulf of Mexico
    • Report on EPA's National Lake Fish Tissue Survey
    • EPA Pilot Study on Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in Fish Tissue:
      • PPCPs as Emerging Contaminants
      • EPA PPCP Fish Pilot Study
    • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Fish from the Delaware River Drainage Basin
    • Distribution of PBDE Flame Retardants in Fish and Water from Washington Rivers and Lakes
  • Section II-C—Biomonitoring (PDF) (59 pp, 2.8MB)
    • Biomonitoring Session Introduction: Content and Context
    • Methylmercury and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Co-occurrence of Dietary Sources and the Role of Fish
    • Risk Assessment at the Biomonitoring Crossroads—Summary of NRC Report
    • Fish Consumption Advice Goes Local: How Human Biomonitoring and Local Risk Management Improve Public Health Policy in Alaska
    • Blood Mercury Levels in New York City Adults
    • Fish Consumption and Mercury Exposure Among Washington Residents—Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey and the Women's Diet Survey
    • Increased Levels of Mercury Associated with High Fish Intakes among Children of Different Ethnic Groups from Vancouver
    • PBDE Biomonitoring of Great Lake Charter Captains
  • Section II-D—Risk Assessment/Toxicology (PDF) (33 pp, 774K)
    • Health Risks and Toxicological Effects of Mercury - A Summary from the 2006 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
    • Australia's Advisory Statement on Methylmercury in Fish
    • Updating Health Canada's Human Health Risk/Benefit Assessment and Risk Management Strategy for Mercury in Retail Fish
    • IRIS Toxicological Reviews of Several PBDE Congeners
  • Section II-E—Health Benefits of Fish Consumption (PDF) (30 pp, 1.2MB)
    • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency among Pregnant Women: Biochemical and Dietary Approaches to Identifying Women at Risk and Implications for Infant Development
    • Fish, n-3 Fatty Acids and Dementia
    • Fish Consumption and Cardiovascular Risk
  • Section II-F—Risks and Benefits (PDF) (56 pp, 6.2MB)
    • Introduction—Risks and Benefits of Fish Consumption
    • Risk Benefit Evaluations of Fish Consumption
    • Maternal Seafood Consumption in Pregnancy and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Childhood (ALSPAC Study)
    • Project Viva: Maternal Prenatal Fish Intake, Blood Mercury and Child Cognition at Age 3 Years
    • Summary on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Report, Seafood Choices: Balancing Benefits and Risks
    • Moving Beyond the Reference Dose to Compare Risks and Benefits of Fish Consumption
    • Synthesis for Fish Consumption Advisory Impacts
    • Panel Discussion on Risks and Benefits
  • Section II-G—Risk Communication (PDF) (72 pp, 7.1MB)
    • Evaluating Risk Communication for Fish Advisories
    • Awareness of Mercury among Pregnant Women (EPA/FDA National Study)
    • Application of Hair-Mercury Analysis to Determine the Impact of Seafood Advisory in the Faroes
    • State Efforts to Evaluate Impacts of Fish Advisories:
      • Great Lakes Basin: Assessing a Decade of Fish Consumption Advisory Efforts
      • Minnesota Fish Consumption Advisory Evaluation
      • Maine's Evaluation of Risk Communication Efforts
      • New Mothers' Nutritional Awareness Survey
      • Communicating the Indiana Fish Consumption Advisory
    • Fish Advisories and Water Quality Standards: Tribal Perspectives
    • Aroostook Band of Micmacs: Fish Consumption Advisory Issues
    • Developing and Communicating Fish Consumption Guidelines for Penobscot Nation Territory Waters
    • 2006 Food Safety Survey: Analysis of Seafood Questions (EPA/FDA)
  • Section II-H—PCBs and Dioxins (PDF) (35 pp, 2.5MB)
    • WHO—2006 Re-evaluation of TEF for Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds
    • Use of Total-PCB Fish Measurements in Dioxin-Like PCB Related Fish Advisories and Risk Assessment
    • Measures of PCBs in Edible Fish Tissues: A Comparative Risk Analysis
    • Developmental Health Effects of PCBs in a Superfund Community (not included)
    • Consistent Advice for Striped Bass and Bluefish along the Atlantic Coast
    • PCB Body Burdens Associated with Adverse Outcome in Epidemiological Studies
  • Appendices

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