Table 1. Compounds and Compound Groups Targeted in the Binational Virtual Elimination Strategy (BVES)
for Persistent Toxic Substances in the Great Lakes Basin
(Envr. Canada and U.S. EPA, 1996)(Level indicated in parentheses)

METALS / ORGANOMETALLICS

Alkylated Lead (I)
including, but not necessarily limited to:
tetra-, tri- and di-ethyl lead,
tetra-, tri- and di- methyl lead

Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds (II)
including, but not necessarily limited to:
cadmium, cadmium oxide,
cadmium dichloride, cadmium sulfide

Mercury and Mercury Compounds (I)
including, but not necessarily limited to:
elemental mercury, mercury dichloride,
mercury oxide, monomethyl mercury, and
particulate mercury

Tributyltin Compounds (II)

ORGANOCHLORINE BIOCIDES

Aldrin / Dieldrin (I)
Chlordane (I)
DDT / DDD / DDE (I)
Endrin (II)
Heptachlor / Heptachlor Epoxide (II)
Hexachlorocyclohexanes (, , , ) (II)
Methoxychlor (II)
Mirex (I)
Pentachlorophenol (II)
Toxaphene (I)

INDUSTRIAL / MISCELLANEOUS

4-Bromophenyl Phenyl Ether (II)
3,3'-Dichlorobenzidene (II)
Hexachloro-1,3-Butadiene (II)
4,4'-Methylene bis (2-Chloroaniline) (II)
Octachlorostyrene (I)

CHLOROBENZENES

1,4-dichlorobenzene (II)
Tetrachlorobenzenes (several congeners) (II)
Pentachlorobenzene (II)
Hexachlorobenzene (I)

POLYCHLORINATED DIBENZO-P-DIOXINS AND DIBENZOFURANS

2,3,7,8-TCDD and 2,3,7,8-TCDF (I)
1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD (I)
1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD (I)
1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDD (I)
1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD (I)
1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD (I)
OCDD (I)
1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF (I)
2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF (I)
1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF (I)
1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF (I)
1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF (I)
2,3,4,6,7,8-HxCDF (I)
1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDF (I)
1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF (I)
OCDF (I)

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB'S)

PCB's (I) [there are 209 PCB congeners]

POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS

Benzo[a]Pyrene (I)
Dinitropyrenes (several congeners) (II)

plus PAH's as a group (II)
including but not limited to:
Phenanthrene, Anthracene
Benz[a]Anthracene, Perylene
Benzo[g,h,i]Perylene

To form a group of PAH's for this analysis, the following additional PAH's were added, consisting of the remaining compounds in the EPA's 16-PAH list & the ATSDR 17-PAH list:

Naphthalene, Acenaphthene
Acenaphthylene, Fluorene, Pyrene
Fluoranthene, Chrysene,
Benzo[b]Fluoranthene,
Benzo[j]Fluoranthene
Benzo[k]Fluoranthene, Benzo[e]Pyrene
Dibenz[a,h]Anthracene,
Indeno[1,2,3-c,d]Pyrene

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