A comparison of the relative abundance of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) chemicals in creosote-treated wood pilings (CTWP), low-density polyethylene passive samplers, and herring embryos exposed to CTWPs

Category: Fish/Shellfish Research

Published: 2019

Pages: 2

Author(s): James West, Andrea J. Carey, Gina M. Ylitalo, Jennifer A. Lanksbury, Sandra M. O’Neill

  • Herring embryos exposed to creosote-treated wood pilings (CTWP) accumulated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a pattern similar to the CTWP source.
  • Passive samplers (simple lowdensity polyethylene strips) have utility as a proxy for embryos in field settings.

Suggested citation

West, J.E., Carey, A.J., Ylitalo, G.M., Lanksbury, J.A., and O'Neill, S.M. (2019) A comparison of the relative abundance of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) chemicals in creosote-treated wood pilings (CTWP), low-density polyethylene passive samplers, and herring embryos exposed to CTWPs. p. 49 in 2018 Salish Sea Toxics Monitoring Synthesis: A Selection of Research. Edited by C.A. James, R. Jordan, M. Langness, J. Lanksbury, D. Lester, S. O’Neill, K. Song, and C. Sullivan. Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program. Tacoma, WA. 88 pp: https://www.eopugetsound.org/articles/2018-salish-sea-toxics-monitoring-synthesis