Anatomy of a Toxic Spill: The Hudson River PCB StoryLoading Next Slide
Striped Bass ...and the big fish eat the little fish. Striped bass suffer PCB concentrations of 2 to 6 parts per million. Levels in humans average around 45 ppb (0.045 ppm). PCB levels in humans are lower than in fish because humans eat many foods which have not been subject to biomagnification. PCB levels in people can come from airborne PCBs that settle on the four corners of our world. But thousands of Hudson Valley residents (often poor, immigrant or disadvantaged) fish to survive, and feed their families contaminated fish either through necessity or no knowledge of the health advisories.
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