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Assessment of the environmental and physiological processes determining the accumulation of organochlorine compounds in European mountain lake fish through multivariate analysis (PCA and PLS).
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PMID:  18684488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of organochlorine compounds (OCs)-namely hexachlorobenzene (HCB), hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCH), polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs #28, 52, 101, 118, 138, 153 and 180), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane (DDE)-was examined in various fish tissues (muscle and liver) sampled in 23 mountain lakes in Europe. The dependence of these organochlorine compounds on geographical parameters (altitude, longitude, latitude and temperature) and physiological parameters (lipid content, age, weight and size) was assessed. Principal components analysis (PCA) and partial least squares (PLS) models were used for the analyses. PCA results showed that organochlorine compound concentrations in fish tissues increased with increasing altitude and decreasing temperatures. This trend appeared to be more marked for the less volatile compounds. Some differences were found between the muscle and liver in the effects of the percentage of lipids on the accumulation of organochlorine compounds and the behaviour of HCB. Moreover, PCBs tended to accumulate more in liver rather than in muscle. PCA scores clearly differentiated samples according to the lake of origin. PLS models confirmed that temperature and altitude were the main factors influencing the accumulation of most organochlorine compounds in the lipids of the fish tissue.
M Felipe-Sotelo; R Tauler; I Vives; J O Grimalt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-08-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  404     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-09     Completed Date:  2008-11-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Chemistry, IIQAB-CSIC, C/Jordi Girona 18-26, E-08034, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Dichlorodiphenyl Dichloroethylene / analysis,  metabolism
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Environmental Pollutants / analysis,  metabolism
Fresh Water / chemistry*
Fungicides, Industrial / analysis,  metabolism
Hexachlorobenzene / analysis,  metabolism
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated / analysis*,  metabolism
Insecticides / analysis,  metabolism
Least-Squares Analysis
Liver / chemistry,  metabolism
Muscle, Skeletal / chemistry,  metabolism
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis,  metabolism
Principal Component Analysis
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Fungicides, Industrial; 0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Insecticides; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 118-74-1/Hexachlorobenzene; 72-55-9/Dichlorodiphenyl Dichloroethylene

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