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Accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in Tasmanian platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12395834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tailfat samples were collected from 56 platypuses, 38 male and 18 female in Tasmania. No statistically significant, nor apparent, differences between the sexes were found for tailfat lipid levels and DDT and its metabolites. Lindane and PCB concentrations in tailfat lipid. Apparently--but not statistically--significantly different levels of DDT and its metabolites. Lindane and PCB concentrations were found in animals from different geographic regions of the State. Higher concentrations of DDT and its metabolites and Lindane were related to the intensity of agricultural activity and elevated PCB levels were mainly found in animals from zones with industrial and hydroelectric developments.
B L Munday; N J Stewart; A Södergren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-24     Completed Date:  2003-03-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Biomedical Science, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / chemistry*
DDT / analysis
Environmental Pollutants / analysis,  metabolism*
Insecticides / analysis
Lindane / analysis
Organic Chemicals / analysis,  metabolism*
Platypus / metabolism*
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Insecticides; 0/Organic Chemicals; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 50-29-3/DDT; 58-89-9/Lindane

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