Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Farmed Salmon
Entry ID: EWG_PCBsfarmedsalmon

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Summary
Abstract: Seven of ten farmed salmon purchased at grocery stores in Washington DC, San
Francisco, and Portland, Oregon were contaminated with polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs) at levels that raise health concerns, according to independent
laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group.

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Description: Summary of report on PCBs in farmed salmon.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.0   S: -15.72   E: -67.0   W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Environmental Working Group
Dataset Title: Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Salmon
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Online Resource: http://www.ewg.org/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-07-31
Quality Prepared farmed salmon fillets, with skin on and belly flap removed, were
purchased from supermarkets in three U.S. cities in May 2003, with samples
spanning five countries of origin and ten separate farming companies:
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Environmental Working Group Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ewg.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP CONTACT
Email: info at ewg.org, california at ewg.org
Contact Address:
Environmental Working Group
1436 U Street, N.W., Suite 100
City: Washington
Province or State: D.C.
Postal Code: 20009
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: info at ewg.org, california at ewg.org
Contact Address:
Environmental Working Group
1436 U Street, N.W., Suite 100
City: Washington
Province or State: D.C.
Postal Code: 20009
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-28
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-11-25
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