Freshwater Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program

The Freshwater Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program (FFCMP) characterizes levels of toxic contaminants in fish and fresh water. This program supports Ecology’s goals and cooperates with other agencies to address issues.

Toxic chemicals of concern include mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PBDE flame retardants, dioxins and furans, chlorinated pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and others.

Monitoring Toxics in Fish describes long- and short-term studies characterize levels of toxic substances in freshwater fish.

Monitoring Toxics with Passive Sampling Devices explores the use of passive sampling technology to characterize organic contaminants in fresh water.