J Burger

Summary

Affiliation: Rutgers University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Integrating long-term stewardship goals into the remediation process: natural resource damages and the Department of Energy
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Environ Manage 82:189-99. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Fish consumption behavior and rates in native and non-native people in Saudi Arabia
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 133:141-8. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Metals in tissues of migrant semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) from Delaware Bay, New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, USA Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute EOHSI, Piscataway, NJ, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 133:362-70. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Selenium:mercury molar ratios in bullfrog and leopard frog tadpoles from the northeastern United States
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, 08854, USA
    Ecohealth 11:154-63. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Health concerns and perceptions of central and coastal New Jersey residents in the 100days following Superstorm Sandy
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, USA Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 481:611-8. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Selenium and mercury molar ratios in commercial fish from New Jersey and Illinois: variation within species and relevance to risk communication
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Food Chem Toxicol 57:235-45. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Stakeholder participation in research design and decisions: scientists, fishers, and mercury in saltwater fish
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute EOHSI, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation CRESP, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Ecohealth 10:21-30. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Frequency and rates of outdoor activities, and perceptions of places to perform these activities by Native Americans and Caucasians interviewed in Tennessee
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Ecohealth 9:399-410. 2012
  9. pmc Selenium and mercury molar ratios in saltwater fish from New Jersey: individual and species variability complicate use in human health fish consumption advisories
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Nelson Biological Laboratory, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 114:12-23. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Heavy metals and selenium in grebe feathers from Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northern Minnesota
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 53:442-9. 2007

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Publications130 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Integrating long-term stewardship goals into the remediation process: natural resource damages and the Department of Energy
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Environ Manage 82:189-99. 2007
    ..It requires integration of remediation, restoration, and end-state planning to a greater degree than is currently done at most DOE sites...
  2. ncbi request reprint Fish consumption behavior and rates in native and non-native people in Saudi Arabia
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 133:141-8. 2014
    ..These data can be used by health professionals, risk assessors, and environmental regulators to examine potential risk from contaminants in fish, and to compare consumption rates with other sites. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Metals in tissues of migrant semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) from Delaware Bay, New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, USA Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute EOHSI, Piscataway, NJ, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 133:362-70. 2014
    ..In all cases, the ratio was above 21, suggesting the potential for amelioration of mercury toxicity. ..
  4. ncbi request reprint Selenium:mercury molar ratios in bullfrog and leopard frog tadpoles from the northeastern United States
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, 08854, USA
    Ecohealth 11:154-63. 2014
    ..Most of the variation in the ratio was accounted for by selenium levels, field sites, and exposure period. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Health concerns and perceptions of central and coastal New Jersey residents in the 100days following Superstorm Sandy
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, USA Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 481:611-8. 2014
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Selenium and mercury molar ratios in commercial fish from New Jersey and Illinois: variation within species and relevance to risk communication
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Food Chem Toxicol 57:235-45. 2013
    ..Further, people who are selenium deficient may be more at risk from mercury toxicity than others...
  7. doi request reprint Stakeholder participation in research design and decisions: scientists, fishers, and mercury in saltwater fish
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute EOHSI, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation CRESP, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Ecohealth 10:21-30. 2013
    ..While community participatory research is more time-consuming and expensive than traditional scientific research, both the process and results are better scientifically in terms of community relevance...
  8. doi request reprint Frequency and rates of outdoor activities, and perceptions of places to perform these activities by Native Americans and Caucasians interviewed in Tennessee
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Ecohealth 9:399-410. 2012
    ..Planning and management require information on public policy, human needs and requirements, and human perceptions and evaluations of environmental characteristics...
  9. pmc Selenium and mercury molar ratios in saltwater fish from New Jersey: individual and species variability complicate use in human health fish consumption advisories
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Nelson Biological Laboratory, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 114:12-23. 2012
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Heavy metals and selenium in grebe feathers from Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northern Minnesota
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 53:442-9. 2007
    ..Mercury in the feathers of eared grebes were higher than found from other studies with a wide range of aquatic and marine birds and were above those known to cause adverse effects in laboratory studies, suggesting some cause for concern...
  11. ncbi request reprint Radionuclides in marine macroalgae from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutians: establishing a baseline for future biomonitoring
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    J Environ Radioact 91:27-40. 2006
    ..Further, the data indicate that some species (the intertidal Fucus) are better accumulators than others, and these should be used as bioindicators in future monitoring schemes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Shifting priorities at the Department of Energy's bomb factories: protecting human and ecological health
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, 604 Allison Road, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Manage 31:157-67. 2003
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  13. pmc Fishing, fish consumption, and awareness about warnings in a university community in central New Jersey in 2007, and comparisons with 2004
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 108:107-16. 2008
    ..This suggests that the unintended effect of some of the warnings and advisories is to decrease overall fish consumption, rather than to switch from fish species with high levels of contaminants to those with low levels...
  14. ncbi request reprint Element levels in snakes in South Carolina: differences between a control site and exposed site on the Savannah River site
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 112:35-52. 2006
    ..Individuals with high exposure of one element were exposed to high levels of other elements...
  15. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about fish consumption advisories: a risk communication failure within a university population
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082 USA
    Sci Total Environ 390:346-54. 2008
    ..To provide the public with sufficient information to make sound risk decisions, public agencies and the media have to provide clearer, more directed messages dealing with the basis for making risk decisions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of cooking on radiocesium in fish from the Savannah River: exposure differences for the public
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Hall, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 46:231-5. 2004
    ..The data also suggest that surveys determining consumption should specifically ask about portion size before or after cooking and state which was used in their methods...
  17. ncbi request reprint Heavy metals and selenium in grebe eggs from Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northern Minnesota
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 107:285-95. 2005
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  18. ncbi request reprint Selecting species for marine assessment of radionuclides around Amchitka: planning for diverse goals and interests
    Joanna Burger
    Rutgers University, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 123:371-91. 2006
    ..Further, the recognition that a range of stakeholder's needs and interests should be included increases the utility for public-policy makers, and the potential for continued usage to establish long-term trends...
  19. ncbi request reprint Food chain differences affect heavy metals in bird eggs in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution, Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855, USA
    Environ Res 90:33-9. 2002
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  20. ncbi request reprint Methodologies, bioindicators, and biomarkers for assessing gender-related differences in wildlife exposed to environmental chemicals
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854P 8082, USA
    Environ Res 104:135-52. 2007
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  21. ncbi request reprint Assessment and management of risk to wildlife from cadmium
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 389:37-45. 2008
    ..Managing the risk from cadmium to wildlife involves assessment (including ecological risk assessment), biomonitoring, setting benchmarks of effects, regulations and enforcement, and source reduction...
  22. ncbi request reprint Natural resource protection on buffer lands: integrating resource evaluation and economics
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 142:1-9. 2008
    ..We discuss the uses, and the advantages and disadvantages of different evaluation methods for natural resources...
  23. pmc Risk to consumers from mercury in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from New Jersey: Size, season and geographical effects
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08855 8082, USA
    Environ Res 109:803-11. 2009
    ..Fish larger than 50cm fork length averaged levels above 0.3ppm, suggesting that eating them should be avoided by pregnant women, children, and others who are at risk...
  24. doi request reprint Locational differences in mercury and selenium levels in 19 species of saltwater fish from New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 74:863-74. 2011
    ..Health professionals might use these data to advise patients on which fish are safest to consume (in terms of Hg exposure) from particular geographical regions...
  25. doi request reprint Lead (Pb) in biota and perceptions of Pb exposure at a recently designated Superfund beach site in New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 75:272-87. 2012
    ..The fish sampled posed no apparent risk for human consumers, but the algae did...
  26. ncbi request reprint Resources and estuarine health: perceptions of elected officials and recreational fishers
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 58:245-60. 1999
    ..The results suggest that the views of a wide range of coastal users should be considered when making environmental health decisions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects of lead on birds (Laridae): a review of laboratory and field studies
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev 3:59-78. 2000
    ..The timing and sequencing of CAM expression is critical to normal development, and the different consequences of lead exposure at different ages may be related to interference at different points in the sequence...
  28. pmc Disproportionate exposures in environmental justice and other populations: the importance of outliers
    Michael Gochfeld
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S53-63. 2011
    ..The number of individuals above the 95th percentile of any distribution may be small and unrepresentative, but these outliers are the ones who need to be protected...
  29. pmc Conceptual environmental justice model for evaluating chemical pathways of exposure in low-income, minority, native American, and other unique exposure populations
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S64-73. 2011
    ..Risk assessment can be improved by including nonstandard and unique exposure pathways as described in this conceptual model...
  30. ncbi request reprint Environmental attitudes and perceptions of future land use at the Savannah River Site: are there racial differences?
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, CRESP, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 53:255-62. 1998
    ..This is in contrast to much of previously published work that shows that blacks exhibit lower concerns and actions than whites for environmental problems...
  31. pmc Mercury in commercial fish: optimizing individual choices to reduce risk
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:266-71. 2005
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  32. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in attitudes about fish safety in a coastal population
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 53:181-92. 1998
    ..These results suggest that any program to inform the public about the potential dangers from contaminated fish should take into account gender differences in perceptions...
  33. ncbi request reprint Metal levels in tissues of Florida gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus) from Lake Okeechobee
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 90:187-201. 2004
    ..S. and do not pose a problem for humans. However, liver levels average over the 0.5 microg g(-1) level considered safe for human consumption, and might pose a problem for non-human consumers that eat the fish whole...
  34. pmc Methods for and approaches to evaluating susceptibility of ecological systems to hazardous chemicals
    J Burger
    Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855 1059, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 105:843-8. 1997
    ..This same methodological approach can be applied to aquatic ecosystems and to highly altered ecosystems such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and urbanization...
  35. doi request reprint Information needs for siting new, and evaluating current, nuclear facilities: ecology, fate and transport, and human health
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 172:121-34. 2011
    ..For each of the three types of information needs, we expect that only a few of the indicators will be applicable to a particular site and that stakeholders should agree on a site-specific suite...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mercury in fish available in supermarkets in Illinois: are there regional differences
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey, 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 367:1010-6. 2006
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  37. ncbi request reprint Metal levels in flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) and great sculpin (Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus) from Adak Island, Alaska: potential risk to predators and fishermen
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 103:62-9. 2007
    ..Levels of arsenic, lead, and mercury may pose a risk to predators that consume them, and arsenic and mercury may pose a risk to human consumers...
  38. ncbi request reprint Locational differences in heavy metals and metalloids in Pacific Blue Mussels Mytilus [edulis] trossulus from Adak Island in the Aleutian Chain, Alaska
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 368:937-50. 2006
    ..There is substantial comparative data on these metals in mussels. Our results from Adak are generally within the range of mean values reported in the literature, except for the consistently elevated levels of chromium...
  39. ncbi request reprint Do scientists and fishermen collect the same size fish? Possible implications for exposure assessment
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 101:34-41. 2006
    ..Our data generally demonstrate that the scientists and trawlers can collect the same size fish as those caught by Aleuts, making contaminant analysis, and subsequent contaminant analysis, representative of the risks to fish consumers...
  40. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in ecological concerns: Spanish-speaking Hispanics are more concerned than others
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 102:36-45. 2006
    ..Our results indicate that people distinguish between general environmental concern and ecological concerns, as well as distinguishing ecological services from ecological resources...
  41. ncbi request reprint Use of skin and blood as nonlethal indicators of heavy metal contamination in northern water snakes (Nerodia sipedon)
    J Burger
    Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 49:232-8. 2005
    ..The most consistent pattern was for mercury, the metal of greatest concern in many aquatic ecosystems, including EFPC...
  42. ncbi request reprint The use of biota sampling for environmental contaminant analysis for characterization of benthic communities in the Aleutians
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 369:393-402. 2006
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  43. ncbi request reprint A framework and information needs for the management of the risks from consumption of self-caught fish
    Joanna Burger
    Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 101:275-85. 2006
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  44. ncbi request reprint Use of Central stonerollers (Cyprinidae: Campostoma anomalum) from Tennessee as a bioindicator of metal contamination
    Joanna Burger
    Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 110:171-84. 2005
    ..Most metal levels were inversely related to size and weight of the stonerollers, perhaps due to growth dilution...
  45. ncbi request reprint Heavy metals in commercial fish in New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 99:403-12. 2005
    ..However, consumers should bear in mind that standards have a margin of safety...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effects of lead on learning in herring gulls: an avian wildlife model for neurobehavioral deficits
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Neurotoxicology 26:615-24. 2005
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  47. ncbi request reprint Conceptual site models as a tool in evaluating ecological health: the case of the Department of Energy's Amchitka Island nuclear test site
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:1217-38. 2006
    ..CSMs with an expanded exposure/receptor matrix can be used effectively to clarify the conceptualization of the problem for scientists, regulators, and the general public...
  48. ncbi request reprint A framework and methods for incorporating gender-related issues in wildlife risk assessment: gender-related differences in metal levels and other contaminants as a case study
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Nelson Biological Laboratory, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 104:153-62. 2007
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Gender differences in resource use and evaluation of attributes of places of resource use by Native Americans and Caucasians from Western Idaho: relevance to risk evaluations
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 73:1655-64. 2010
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  50. doi request reprint Valuation of environmental quality and eco-cultural attributes in Northwestern Idaho: Native Americans are more concerned than Caucasians
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Biological Laboratory, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 111:136-42. 2011
    ..Native Americans were less concerned with distance from home for consumptive/non-consumptive activities, compared to religious activities...
  51. ncbi request reprint Assessment of metals in down feathers of female common eiders and their eggs from the Aleutians: arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury, and selenium
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 143:247-56. 2008
    ..However, Aleuts can seasonally consume several meals of bird eggs a week, suggesting cause for concern for sensitive (pregnant) women...
  52. doi request reprint Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, and selenium levels in blood of four species of turtles from the Amazon in Brazil
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 73:33-40. 2010
    ..Variations in metal levels among species suggest that blood may be a useful bioindicator. Metal levels were not high enough to pose a health risk to the turtles or to consumers, such as humans...
  53. doi request reprint Collaboration versus communication: The Department of Energy's Amchitka Island and the Aleut Community
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 109:503-10. 2009
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  54. doi request reprint Changes in Aleut concerns following the stakeholder-driven Amchitka independent science assessment
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Risk Anal 29:1156-69. 2009
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  55. ncbi request reprint Comparison of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury and selenium in feathers in bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), and comparison with common eider (Somateria mollissima), glaucous-winged gull (Larus glaucescens), pigeon guillemot (Cepp
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 152:357-67. 2009
    ..Eagle chicks tended to have lower levels of manganese than older eagles...
  56. doi request reprint Pollution, contamination and future land use at Brookhaven National Laboratory
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 55:341-7. 2008
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  57. doi request reprint Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury, and selenium in feathers of Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) and Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) from Prince William Sound, Alaska
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 398:20-5. 2008
    ..Levels of mercury in kittiwake feathers (mean of 2910 ng/g [ppb]) were within the range of many species of seabirds reported for other studies, and were generally below adverse effects levels...
  58. ncbi request reprint Heavy metals in Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) from the Aleutians: location, age, size, and risk
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:1897-911. 2007
    ..S. EPA reference dose for As and Hg (set at a level to be without adverse effect for any person with this average daily exposure)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Protective sustainability of ecosystems using Department of Energy buffer lands as a case study
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:1815-23. 2007
    ..The tiered approach for ecosystem protection described here can be used for any ecosystems...
  60. ncbi request reprint A biomonitoring plan for assessing potential radionuclide exposure using Amchitka Island in the Aleutian chain of Alaska as a case study
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Nelson Hall, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    J Environ Radioact 98:315-28. 2007
    ..This combination of species included mainly subsistence foods, commercial fish, and nodes on different food chains...
  61. pmc The effect on ecological systems of remediation to protect human health
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscat away, NJ 08854, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1572-8. 2007
    ..Remediation to remove negligible risk to humans can destroy delicate ecosystems for very little gain in public health...
  62. doi request reprint Perceptions of the risks and benefits of fish consumption: individual choices to reduce risk and increase health benefits
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 109:343-9. 2009
    ..These data indicate that respondents did not have enough accurate information about contaminants in fish to make informed risk-balancing decisions...
  63. ncbi request reprint Risk to consumers from mercury in Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) from the Aleutians: fish age and size effects
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 105:276-84. 2007
    ..Only 4% of the Pacific cod samples had mercury levels above 0.5 ppm, the action level promulgated by many states and countries, and none were above the 1 ppm action level of the U.S. FDA...
  64. ncbi request reprint Metals and radionuclides in birds and eggs from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Bering Sea/Pacific Ocean ecosystem
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 127:105-17. 2007
    ..However, the levels of mercury are within the action levels for humans, suggesting some cause for concern if subsistence Aleuts eat a large quantity of eggs...
  65. doi request reprint Mercury and selenium levels in 19 species of saltwater fish from New Jersey as a function of species, size, and season
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 409:1418-29. 2011
    ..Selenium:mercury molar ratios were generally above 1:1, except for the Mako shark...
  66. ncbi request reprint Radiocesium in fish from the Savannah River and Steel Creek: potential food chain exposure to the public
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Risk Anal 21:545-59. 2001
    ..Black fishermen consuming that amount of bass from Steel Creek would sustain a lifetime risk of 3.1 x 10(-4), whereas the same consumption of Savannah River bass would yield a risk estimate of 1.5 x 10(-5)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of recreational fishing boat captains: knowledge and effects of fish consumption advisories
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Risk Anal 23:369-78. 2003
    ..The significant portion (at least 15%) of saltwater fishing supported by these businesses suggests that these captains are an important conduit for future risk communication...
  68. ncbi request reprint Consistency among methods of assessing concerns about the Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:199-210. 2003
    ..Preferences for future land use reflected their concerns for maintaining a safety buffer of an ecosystem around the site...
  69. ncbi request reprint Lead in young herring gulls: paradoxical effects of exercise on tissue concentrations
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:181-97. 2003
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Fishing and risk along the Savannah River: possible intervention
    J Burger
    Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 55:405-19. 1998
    ..These data can be used to design an information program to target the people who may be most at risk from eating fish obtained from the Savannah River...
  71. ncbi request reprint Metals and metallothionein in the liver of raccoons: utility for environmental assessment and monitoring
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 60:243-61. 2000
    ..Metallothionein levels did not correlate well with the principal components from the metals and radiocesium, while autofluorescent background levels tended to correlate better...
  72. ncbi request reprint Metals in horseshoe crabs from Delaware Bay
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 44:36-42. 2003
    ..Contaminant levels have generally declined in the eggs of horseshoe crabs from 1993 to 2001, suggesting that contaminants are not likely to be a problem for secondary consumers or a cause of their decline...
  73. ncbi request reprint Restoration, stewardship, environmental health, and policy: understanding stakeholders' perceptions
    Joanna Burger
    Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation CRESP and, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Manage 30:631-40. 2002
    ..These data suggest that both expert and nonexpert perceptions about restoration and stewardship should be incorporated into environmental management decisions...
  74. ncbi request reprint Contaminated Department of Energy facilities and ecosystems: weighing the ecological risks
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 61:141-54. 2000
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Metal levels in raccoon tissues: differences on and off the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 74:67-84. 2002
    ..The patterns were far from consistent...
  76. ncbi request reprint Exposure of South Carolinians to commercial meats and fish within their meat and fish diet
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Sci Total Environ 287:71-81. 2002
    ..When all wild-caught and commercial fish and meats are considered, there are significant differences only for ethnicity and gender. Blacks consume significantly more fish than Whites, and men consume significantly more than women...
  77. ncbi request reprint Recreation and risk around Los Alamos: are Hispanics more at risk?
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 61:265-80. 2000
    ..There were no differences in recreational rates as a function of income or education. These data can be used for understanding potential exposure of people in the vicinity of Los Alamos...
  78. ncbi request reprint On developing bioindicators for human and ecological health
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 66:23-46. 2001
    ..For long-term support of a bioindicator, the indicator should be easily understood, and be cost effective. We suggest that bioindicators that can also be used for both ecological and human health risk assessment are optimal...
  79. ncbi request reprint Metals in feathers of sooty tern, white tern, gray-backed tern, and brown noddy from islands in the North Pacific
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 71:71-89. 2001
    ..Contrary to expectation, where the differences were great, metals generally were higher in the feathers of terns and noddies from Midway than from Manana...
  80. ncbi request reprint Stewardship and future land use at a Department of Energy site: does self-interest determine ratings?
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 63:383-95. 2001
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Metal levels in horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) from Maine to Florida
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory FAS, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Alison Street, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 90:227-36. 2002
    ..Our results indicate that site-specific data are essential for managers to evaluate the potential threat from contaminants to both the horseshoe crabs and those that consume them...
  82. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of general environmental problems, willingness to expend federal funds on these problems, and concerns regarding the Los Alamos National Laboratory: Hispanics are more concerned than Whites
    Joanna Burger
    Environmental Science Group, MS J495, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
    Environ Res 95:174-83. 2004
    ..More generally, they indicate that the attitudes and perceptions of Hispanics deserve increased study in a general population...
  83. ncbi request reprint Metal and metalloid concentrations in the eggs of threatened Florida scrub-jays in suburban habitat from south-central Florida
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 328:185-93. 2004
    ..A significant increase in selenium occurred from 1996 to 2001, but did not appear associated with changes in human density...
  84. ncbi request reprint Gender and spatial patterns in metal concentrations in brown anoles (Anolis sagrei) in southern Florida, USA
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:712-8. 2004
    ..This is the first study that examines concentrations of metals in lizards in the United States, and suggests that nonnative lizards may be useful in toxicological studies...
  85. ncbi request reprint Recreation and risk: potential exposure
    J Burger
    Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855 1059, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health 52:269-84. 1997
    ..The data clearly indicate that over 25% of the people engage in at least one recreational activity over 20 d per year, and thus exceed the Department of Energy's 14-d recreation assumption in its future land use document...
  86. ncbi request reprint Species differences in contaminants in fish on and adjacent to the Oak Ridge Reservation, Tennessee
    Joanna Burger
    Biological Laboratory, Division of Life Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Nelson Hall, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 96:145-55. 2004
    ..79 ppm, well above the 0.5-ppm action level for human consumption of some US states...
  87. ncbi request reprint Fish availability in supermarkets and fish markets in New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 333:89-97. 2004
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Metals in tissues of diamondback terrapin from New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Nelson Hall, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 77:255-63. 2002
    ..However, the level of mercury in liver is sufficiently high to be problematic for consumers and scavengers that eat liver...
  89. ncbi request reprint The role of risk and future land use in cleanup decisions at the Department Of Energy
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08845 8082, USA
    Risk Anal 24:1539-49. 2004
    ..For the nation, balancing among risks is essential within sites and among Department of Energy sites, as well as among other remediation sites (such as those of Department of Defense and Superfund sites)...
  90. ncbi request reprint Assessment methods for concerns about contaminated sites
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 67:31-42. 2004
    ..Understanding of public concerns is critical to making sound management decisions, and this article contributes to our understanding of how to evaluate concerns about contaminated sites, particularly in urban areas...
  91. ncbi request reprint Perceptual indicators of environmental health, future land use, and stewardship
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 89:285-303. 2003
    ..These indicators should be considered by regulators, site personnel, and policy makers in future management and land use decisions...
  92. ncbi request reprint Evaluating risk communication about fish consumption advisories: efficacy of a brochure versus a classroom lesson in Spanish and English
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Risk Anal 23:791-803. 2003
    ..The advantages and disadvantages of conducting short classes to women of child-bearing age are discussed...
  93. ncbi request reprint Assessing environmental attitudes and concerns about a contaminated site in a densely populated suburban environment
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, 604 Allison Road, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 101:147-65. 2005
    ..These data can be used by managers, decision and policy makers, and the general public to assess and manage local and regional environmental concerns and to consider future land uses for decommissioned lands, such as those at Brookhaven...
  94. ncbi request reprint Methodologies to examine the importance of host factors in bioavailability of metals
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratories, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 56:20-31. 2003
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint Fishing, fish consumption, and knowledge about advisories in college students and others in central New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratories, Division of Life Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 98:268-75. 2005
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint Environmental concerns and diet in Singapore
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:1405-19. 2003
    ..Respondents considered air pollution a greater problem, perhaps reflecting recent haze disasters from deliberately set forest fires in Indonesia, which are beyond the direct control of Singapore or Singaporeans...
  97. ncbi request reprint Fish, shellfish, and meat meals of the public in Singapore
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 92:254-61. 2003
    ..The data indicate a great deal of variation in the number of meals of fish, shellfish, and other meats eaten by the people interviewed, making dietary and risk assessments challenging...
  98. ncbi request reprint Metal levels in feathers of 12 species of seabirds from midway atoll in the northern Pacific Ocean
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 257:37-52. 2000
    ..The mean values for mercury in Bonin petrel, red-tailed tropicbird, and black-footed albatross were higher than the levels known to cause adverse reproductive and behavioral effects...
  99. ncbi request reprint Science, policy, and stakeholders: developing a consensus science plan for Amchitka Island, Aleutians, Alaska
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Manage 35:557-68. 2005
    ....
  100. ncbi request reprint Raccoon (Procyon lotor) as a bioindicator of mercury contamination at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site
    C G Lord
    Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 43:356-63. 2002
    ..S. FWS standard (> 1.1 ppm) of ecosystem health for one or two tissues (hair, liver, or kidney), and 17 had high concentrations for most or all tissues...
  101. ncbi request reprint Consumption patterns and why people fish
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Environ Res 90:125-35. 2002
    ..Obtaining fish or crabs to eat, give away, trade, or sell were rated low, suggesting that consumption advisories fail partly because people are not primarily fishing for food...