PCB: concentration of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) in the yolk...

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Concentration (parts per million) of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) in the yolk lipids of pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) eggs, from Anacapa, California. Published by Risebrough (1972).

The data PCB are the data as published in Risebrough (1972).

These data are also used in Thas (2010), as table 1, with a difference in the 24th observation (265 in Risebrough and 256 in Thas). PCB1 is the version in table 1 of Thas (2010).

This is a subset of a wider collection of data on Pelecanus occidentalis eggs from Risebrough et al (undated).




The data are in one vector, named PCB.


Risebrough (1972) Effects of environmental pollutants upon animals other than man, Proceedings of the 6th Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability, Volume 6: Effects of Pollution on Health, 443–463, University of California Press, Berkeley, California.


R.W. Risebrough, F. Gress, J.K. Baptista, D.W. Anderson and R.W Schreiber (undated) Oceanic pollution: Effects on the reproduction of Brown Pelicans Pelecanus occidentalis, unpublished manuscript


Thas (2010) Comparing Distributions, Springer. 978-0-387-92710-7



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