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Distribution characteristics of polychlorinated biphenyls in crucian carp (Carassius auratus) from major rivers in Korea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15964051     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) levels in crucian carp were determined at 20 locations along four major river systems, several small-scale rivers and a wetland in Korea. Twenty-eight congeners, ranging from tri- to hepta-CBs were detected. A gas chromatograph with a mass selective detector was used to quantify the individual PCB congeners. The objectives of this study were to investigate the levels of contamination of PCBs in freshwater fish and to observe the pattern of their distribution. The sampling locations were chosen among 31 sampling sites that are currently used as environmental residue checkpoints by the Korean Ministry of Environment. Concentrations of individual congeners ranged from not detectable (n.d.) to 0.75 ng g(-1) on a wet weight basis. The total concentrations of PCBs at each site ranged from n.d. to 5.41 ng g(-1) of wet weight. The most heavily contaminated site was the Nakdong estuary located near the Shinpyung-Janglim factory district. The PCB 153 and 138 were the principal congeners and penta- and hexa-chlorinated biphenyls comprised the main congener groups.
Ji Yong Moon; Young Bok Kim; Sung In Lee; Heeyoung Song; Kyunghee Choi; Gi Ho Jeong
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-06-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0045-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-05     Completed Date:  2006-02-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemistry, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring*
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Goldfish / metabolism*
Muscle, Skeletal / metabolism
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*,  pharmacokinetics
Rivers / chemistry*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*,  pharmacokinetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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