CHAPTER SEVEN
Great Lakes Science Advisory Board
Contents
7.1
INTRODUCTION
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7.1.1
Background
125
7.1.2
Priority Work of the Science Advisory Board
 as Assigned by the International Joint Commission
125
7.1.3
Report on Watching Briefs
125
7.1.4
Acknowledgments
126
7.2
HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF PCBS AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS IN GREAT LAKES BASIN WATERS
127
7.2.1
Concerns Regarding Persistent Toxic Chemicals
127
7.2.2
Reducing Loadings of Persistent Toxic Chemicals
128
7.2.3
Policy Implications and Directions
128
7.3
GREAT LAKES FISHERIES: RETROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT CONCERNS
129
7.4
FISH AND WILDLIFE HEALTH EFFECTS AND EXPOSURE STUDY
132
7.4.1
Information
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7.4.2
Possible Future Directions
132
7.5
THE AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY’S (ATSDR) STUDY
OF PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN
GREAT LAKES U.S. AREAS OF CONCERN
133
7.5.1
Information
133
7.5.2
Possible Future Directions
133
7.6
WATERBORNE PATHOGENS IN THE GREAT LAKES:  EXISTING AND EMERGING NEEDS
FOR ASSESSING RISKS AND SOLUTIONS
134
7.6.1
Information
134
7.6.2
Possible Future Directions
136
Direct Pathogen Monitoring and New Approaches
136
Ballast Waters
137
Source Tracking
138
Sewage Treatment and Urbanization
139
Climate Change
139
Modeling
139
7.7
ACTIVITIES AND MEETINGS OF THE SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD
FOR THE 2001-2003 BIENNIAL CYCLE
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7.8
GREAT LAKES SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD AND WORKGROUP MEMBERSHIP 2001-2003
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7.9
REFERENCES
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Tables
1.
Examples of Some Factors Influencing Water Quality and Health Risks
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2.
Examples of  “Emerging” Waterborne Pathogens of Concern
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