Dreissena polymorpha
Dreissena polymorpha
(zebra mussel)
Mollusks-Bivalves
Exotic

Impact ID2787
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIt is possible that zebra mussels are transferring contaminants (PCBs and DDEs) to diving ducks above the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s threshold for consumption of poultry.
Reference20473
Great Lakes RegionYes
Cost 
LocationLake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lake Michigan

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