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Baseline survey of concentrations of toxaphene congeners in fish from European waters.
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PMID:  15292948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The European Union project "Investigation into the monitoring, analysis and toxicity of toxaphene"(MATT) began in 1997 involving participants from the Netherlands, Ireland, Norway and Germany. Concentration information, analytical methodology and statistical interpretation of 207 samples covering 23 different fish species from European waters are presented for three toxaphene indicator congeners: CHBs 26, 50 and 62 (CHB = chlorobornane). Concentrations for the Sigma3CHBs were more elevated in fish from more northern latitudes, such as the Barents and Norwegian Sea, compared to fish from Irish, Dutch and German waters. Concentrations were lowest in shellfish and in fish species having low lipid content and were highest in medium/high lipid species. Females from a number of fish species were shown to contain significantly higher concentrations than those observed in male fish. Overall no samples were shown to exceed existing German MRL legislation, with only one Greenland halibut sample shown to exceed Canadian TDI recommendations.
Brendan McHugh; Evin McGovern; Eugene Nixon; Jarle Klungsøyr; Gerhard G Rimkus; Pim E Leonards; Jacob deBoer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2004-08-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1464-0325     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Monit     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-04     Completed Date:  2004-12-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100968688     Medline TA:  J Environ Monit     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Marine Institute, Abbotstown, Castleknock, Dublin 15, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Chemistry Techniques, Analytical / methods*
Environmental Monitoring
Fishes / metabolism*
Food Contamination
Insecticides / analysis*,  standards
Pesticide Residues / analysis*
Reproducibility of Results
Seafood / analysis
Toxaphene / analogs & derivatives,  analysis*,  standards
Water Pollutants / analysis*,  standards
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 0/Pesticide Residues; 0/Water Pollutants; 8001-35-2/Toxaphene

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