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Assessment of PCBs and PCDD/Fs along the Chinese Bohai Sea coastline using mollusks as bioindicators.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16001155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mollusk samples such as bivalves and gastropods were collected from eight sampling sites along Bohai Sea coastline from northeastern China. The samples were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) by high-resolution gas chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRGC-HRMS) to elucidate bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in benthon. Residue levels of sigmaPCBs and sigmaPCDD/Fs were in the ranges of 66.1 to 583.6 ng/g and 0.9 to 15317 pg/g on a lipid-weight basis, respectively, The pollution source was identified using principal component analysis (PCA) in some coastal areas. It indicated that the typical pollution sources were characterized by PCB3, which was one Chinese technical product of PCBs. PCA also revealed the similarity patterns of PCBs between identical species collected from the different sites. The higher gastropod PCB concentrations were related to a former capacitor factory and the paint factories in some coastal areas, but this was not the case with the bivalves. The results of this study suggest that some gastropod species may be a potential bioindicator or "sentinel" organism for marine PCBs monitoring.
X Zhao; M Zheng; L Liang; Q Zhang; Y Wang; G Jiang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-07-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0090-4341     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-15     Completed Date:  2005-10-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0357245     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2871, Beijing, 100085, China.
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MeSH Terms
Benzofurans / analysis*,  pharmacokinetics
Environmental Monitoring*
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Mollusca / chemistry*,  metabolism
Oceans and Seas
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*,  pharmacokinetics
Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin / analogs & derivatives*,  analysis,  pharmacokinetics
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*,  pharmacokinetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzofurans; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 0/chlorinated dibenzofurans; 0/polychlorodibenzo-4-dioxin; 1746-01-6/Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin

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