Evaluation of Metals in Bullhead, Bass, and Kokanee from Lake Coeur D'AleneCOEUR D'ALENE RIVER BASIN
COEUR D'ALENE, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO
September 19, 2003Prepared by: Idaho Division of Health
Under a Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Metal Concentrations in Fish
Fish Ingestion Rates
Annual Exposure Factors
Bioavailability and Absorption Factors
Lead (Pb) Mercury (Hg)
Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury Concentrations in Lake Coeur d'Alene Fish
LIST OF APPENDICES
LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF TABLES
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare extend their appreciation to the following individuals for their assistance with preparing this document:
Marc Stifelman and Anne Dailey, Region X, Seattle, Washington.
Ms. Ann E. Bradley, Ms. AnneMarie DePasquale, Dr. Jo Ann Freedman, Mr. Richard Kauffman and Dr. Sven Rodenbeck
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) jointly prepared this public health consultation with the State of Idaho, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho Division of Health (IDOH). ATSDR is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the principal federal public health agency responsible for health issues related to hazardous waste. This health consultation was prepared in accordance with methodologies and guidelines developed by ATSDR.
The health consultation is an approach used by ATSDR and IDOH to respond to requests from concerned residents for health information on hazardous substances in the environment. The health consultation process evaluates sampling data collected from a hazardous waste site, determines whether exposures have occurred or could occur, reports any potential harmful effects, and recommends actions to protect public health.
This health consultation evaluates the metals data reported for fish samples collected in 2002. Analysis of metals in these samples was completed in early 2003 and final results reported in May of 2003. After reviewing the data in cooperation with multiple state and federal agencies, the State of Idaho and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe jointly issued a fish consumption advisory for Lake Coeur d'Alene in June 2003. ATSDR issued a letter of support for that advisory in June 2003. This consult documents our review and evaluation of the metals data used for the fish consumption advisory.