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Riparian Spiders Indicate the Magnitude and Sources of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Contamination at a Large Contaminated Sediment Site

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, June 2018
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Title
Riparian Spiders Indicate the Magnitude and Sources of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Contamination at a Large Contaminated Sediment Site
Published in
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, June 2018
DOI 10.1002/etc.4216
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Authors

David M. Walters, Ryan R. Otter, Johanna M. Kraus, Marc A. Mills

Abstract

We investigated PCB contamination at the Ashtabula River Area of Concern (AOC) following remedial dredging using araneid and tetragnathid spiders. PCB concentrations remain elevated in the AOC compared to reference conditions. Patterns of contamination were strikingly similar between taxa, but were higher in tetragnathids at the most contaminated sites. Spider PCB homolog distributions identified two PCB sources to the AOC. Based on these findings, we recommend situations where these taxa can be used singularly, in concert, or combined into a composite "spider" sample to assess environmental contamination. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 43%
Other 2 29%
Student > Bachelor 2 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 3 43%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 29%
Chemistry 1 14%
Engineering 1 14%

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#8,504,230
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