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Global pollution monitoring of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), furans (PCDFs) and coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls (coplanar PCBs) using skipjack tuna as bioindicator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15840538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to elucidate the global distribution of dioxins and related compounds, such as PCDDs, PCDFs and coplanar PCBs, levels of these compounds were determined in the muscle of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) collected from the offshore waters and open seas near Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Seychelles and Brazil, and the Japan Sea, the East China Sea, the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean. PCDDs, PCDFs and coplanar PCBs were detected in almost all the specimens collected from all the locations surveyed, indicating widespread contamination by these compounds in the marine environment. Higher concentrations of dioxins and coplanar PCBs were detected in the samples from temperate Asian regions, plausibly due to larger usage and anthropogenic generation in highly industrialized countries around the East China Sea and the South China Sea, such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and coastal China.
Daisuke Ueno; Mafumi Watanabe; Annamalai Subramanian; Hiroyuki Tanaka; Gilberto Fillmann; Paul K S Lam; Gene J Zheng; Muswerry Muchtar; Hamidah Razak; Maricar Prudente; Kyu-Hyuck Chung; Shinsuke Tanabe
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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:  136     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-20     Completed Date:  2005-10-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES), Ehime University, Bunkyo-cho 2-5, Matsuyama 790-8577, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Biodegradation, Environmental
Body Burden
Dioxins / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Food Contamination
Furans / analysis
Indian Ocean
Industrial Waste*
Muscle, Skeletal / chemistry*
Pacific Ocean
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis
Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin / analogs & derivatives,  analysis
Tuna / metabolism*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dioxins; 0/Furans; 0/Industrial Waste; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 0/polychlorodibenzo-4-dioxin; 1746-01-6/Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin

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