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Interspecific distribution and co-associations of chemical elements in the liver tissue of marine mammals from the Polish Economical Exclusive Zone, Baltic Sea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16488474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Concentrations of Al, B, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ga, Hg, Li, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Se, Si, Sr, Tl, V, Zn, Ca, K, Mg, Na and P in the livers of marine mammals obtained from by-catches or stranded on beaches on the Polish Baltic coast were determined by ICP-MS or ICP-AES and CV AAS. Interspecific diversity with respect to the contents of these elements was found in cetaceans and pinnipeds. The diverse Cd contents in the livers of these mammals can be attributed to the variable concentrations of this element in their food. Mercury was correlated with age and can reach high concentration associated with higher level of Se in older specimens. No significant relationships were found between concentration of the chemical elements studied and nutritional status/condition of the Baltic harbour porpoises as well as between their concentration in specimens from the Gulf of Gdańsk and open Baltic. It seems that the nutritional and health status of the specimens studied is generally enough good since the specimens studied were not stranded on beach because of starvation but almost incidentally caught in salmon gill nets. Strong correlations were found between the macroelements analysed, i.e. for the Ba-Ca-Sr, Ca-K, Ca-Mg, Mg-P, Zn-Mg and Zn-P assemblies. Significantly higher content of Al was found in males of harbour porpoises.
T Ciesielski; P Szefer; Zs Bertenyi; I Kuklik; K Skóra; J Namieśnik; P Fodor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-02-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment international     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0160-4120     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Int     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-18     Completed Date:  2006-09-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807270     Medline TA:  Environ Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  524-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food Sciences, Medical University of Gdańsk, ul. Hallera 107, 80-416 Gdańsk, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring*
Liver / drug effects,  metabolism*
Metals, Heavy / pharmacokinetics*,  toxicity
Oceans and Seas
Porpoises / physiology
Sex Factors
Tissue Distribution
Trace Elements / pharmacokinetics*,  toxicity
Water Pollutants, Chemical / pharmacokinetics*,  toxicity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals, Heavy; 0/Trace Elements; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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