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The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

U.S. Response to Recommendation to the IJC's 10th Biennial Report on Great Lake Water Quality - August 2001 


APPENDIX 1

Recent Findings of ATSDR Human Health Effects Study in the Great Lakes

Exposure

Socio-Behavioral and Demographics Data

Health Effects

GLOSSARY OF TERMS  
ANS
ANSTF
AoC
ARCS
ATSDR
BIA
BWSC
CDF
CEM
CERCLA
CMI
CWA
DDE
DDT
DNR
DOH
EC
GLBTS
GLC
GLENDA
GLHHERP
GLISP
GLNPO
GLWQA
HCB
HYSPLIT
IADN
IJC
IMO
LaMP
LMMB
MDN
NHANES
NBAS
NDAMN
NOAA
NPL
NRDA
OCS
ORD
PAC
PBT
PCBs
PIEs
PLUARG
QA/QC
QA
RAP
RCRA
SOLEC
SPAC
SRI
STORET
TMDLs
USACE
USCG
USDA
USEPA
USGS
USPC
WIC 
Aquatic Nuisance Species
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
Area of Concern
Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Biodiversity Investment Area
Ballast Water and Shipping Committee
Confined Disposal Facility
Coastal Environmental Management
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Clean Michigan Initiative
Clean Water Act
dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethene
1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Health
Environment Canada
Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy
Great Lakes Commission
Great Lakes Environmental Database
Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research Program
Great Lakes International Surveillance Plan
Great Lakes National Program Office
Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
Hexachlorobenzene
Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory
Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network
International Joint Commission
International Maritime Organization
Lakewide Management Plan
Lake Michigan Mass Balance
Mercury Deposition Network
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale
National Dioxin Air Monitoring Network
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Priority List
Natural Resource Damage Assessment
Octachlorostyrene
Office of Research and Development
Public Advisory Council
Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Partner Identified Ecosystems
Pollution from Land Use Activities Reference Group
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Quality Assurance
Remedial Action Plan
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference
Statewide Public Advisory Council
Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
Storage and Retrieval
Total Maximum Daily Loads
United States Army Corps of Engineers
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Environmental Protection Agency
United States Geological Survey
United States Policy Committee
Women, Infants, and Children

Full References for Great Lakes Research Findings Listed Above

Anderson, H.A., Falk, C., Hanrahan, L., Olson, J., Burse, V., Needham, L., et al. 1998. Profiles of Great Lakes critical pollutants: a sentinel analysis of human blood and urine -The Great Lakes Consortium. Environ Health Perspect. 106(5), 279-289.

Buck, G. M., Vena, J.E., Schisterman, E.F., Dmochowski, J., Mendola, P., Sever, L.E. Fitzgerald, E., Kostyniak, P., Greizerstein, H., and Olson, J. 2000. Parental consumption of contaminated sport fish from Lake Ontario and predicted fecundability. Epidemiol. 11(4), 388-393.

Courval, J.M., DeHoog, J.V., Stein, A.D., Tay, E.M., He, J., Humphrey, H.E.B., and Paneth, N. 1999. Sport-caught fish consumption and conception delay in licensed Michigan anglers. Environ Res. 80(Suppl 2), 183-188.

Courval, J.M., DeHoog, J.V., Holzman, C.B., Tay, E.M., Fischer, L., Humphrey, H.E.B., Paneth, N.S., and Sweeney, A.M. 1996. Fish consumption and other characteristics of reproductive-aged Michigan anglers - a potential population for studying the effects of consumption of Great Lakes fish on reproductive health. Toxicol. Ind. Health 12, 347-359.

Dellinger, J.A., Gerstenberger, S.L., Hansen, L.K., Kmiecek, N. Meyers R.M., Gebhardt, K.J. and Malek, L.L.1995a. An assessment of a human population at risk: the impact of consuming contaminated Great Lakes fish on Native Americans - Progress Report to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1998.

Dellinger, J.A., Gerstenberger, S.L., Hansen, L.K., and Malek, L.L. 1997. Ojibwa health study: assessing the health risks from consuming contaminated Great Lakes fish. Health Conference '97 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Falk, L., Hanrahan, L., Anderson, H.A., Kanarek, M.S., Draheim, L., Needham, L, et al. 1999. Body burdens levels of dioxins, furans, and PCBs among frequent consumers of Great Lakes sport fish. Environ Res. 80(Suppl 2), 19-25.

Fitzgerald, E.F., Hwang, S., Cook, K., Worswick, P., E.F., Deres, Bush, B., Yang, B-z., et al; 1996a. PCB, DDE, mirex, and hexachlorobenzene exposure among native American men and women from contaminated Great Lakes fish and wildlife - Progress Report to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Fitzgerald, E., Brix, K., Detes, D., Hwang, S., Bush, B., Lambert, G., and Tarbell A. 1996b. Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethylene (DDE) exposure among Native American men from contaminated Great Lakes fish and wildlife 1996b. Toxicol. Ind. Health 12, 361-368.

Fitzgerald, E.F., Deres, D.A., Hwang, S-A., Bush, B., Yang, B-z., Tarbell, A., and Jacobs, A. 1999. Local fish consumption and serum PCB concentrations among Mohawk men at Akwesasne. Environ. Res. 80(Suppl 2), 97-103.

Hanrahan, L.P., Falk, C., Anderson, H.A., Draheim, L., Kanarek, M.S., Olson, J. et al. 1999. Serum PCB and DDE levels of frequent Great Lakes sport fish consumers - a first look. Environ. Res. 80(Suppl 2), 26-37.

Lonky, E., Reihman, J., Darvill, T., Mather, J., and Daly, H. 1996. Neonatal behavioral assessment scale performance in humans influenced by maternal consumption of environmentally contaminated Lake Ontario fish. J Great Lakes Res. 22(2), 98-212.

Mendola, P., Buck, G.M., Sever, L.E., Zieiezny, M,. Vena ,J.E. 1997. Consumption of PCB-contaminated freshwater fish and shortened menstrual cycle length. Am J Epidemiol. 146(11), 955-960.

Schantz, S.L., Sweeney, A.M., Gardiner, J.C., Humphrey, H.E.B., McCaffrey, R.J., Gasior, D.M., Srikanth, K.R., and Budd, M.L. 1996. Neuropsychological assessment of an aging population of Great Lakes fish eaters. Toxicol Ind Health 12, 403-417.

Schantz, S.L., Gardiner, J.C., Gasior, D.M., Sweeney, A.M., Humphrey, H.E.B., and McCaffrey, R.J. 1999. Motor functioning in aging Great Lakes fisheaters. Environ. Res. 80(Suppl 2), 46-56.

Schantz, S.L., Gasior, D.M., Polverejan, E., McCaffrey R.J., Sweeney A.M., Humphrey, H.E.B., and Gardiner, J.C. 2001. Impairments of memory and learning in older adults exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls via consumption of Great Lakes fish. Environ. Health Perspect.109(5) (In print)

Stewart, P., Darvill, T., Lonky, E., Reihman, J. 1998. Behavioral effects of consumption of Lake Ontario fish: two methodological approaches - Progress Report to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Stewart, P., Darvill, T., Lonky, E., Reihman, J., Pagano, J., and Bush, B. 1999. Assessment of prenatal exposure of PCBs from maternal consumption of Great Lakes fish: an analysis of PCB pattern and concentration. Environ. Res. 80(Suppl 2), 87-96.

Stewart, P., Reihman, J., Lonky, E., Darvill, T., and Pagano, J. 2000. Prenatal PCB exposure and neonatal behavioral assessment scale (NBAS) performance. Neurotoxicol. Teratol. 22, 21-29.

Tilden, J., Hanrahan, L., Anderson, H.A., Palit, C., Olson, J., MacKenzie, W. 1997. Health advisories for consumers of Great Lakes sport fish: Is the message being received? Environ. Health Perspect. 105(12), 1360-1365.

Tryphonas, H. 1995. Immunotoxicity of PCBs (Aroclors) in relation to Great Lakes. Environ. Health Perspect. 103(Suppl 9), 35-46.

Waller, D.P., Presperin, C., Drum, M.L., Negrusz, A., Larsen, A.K., van der Ven, H., and Hibbard, J.1996. Great Lakes fish as a source of maternal and fetal exposure to chlorinated hydrocarbons. Toxicol. Ind. Health 12, 335-345.   

 


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