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Organohalogen pollutants in herring from the northern Baltic Sea: concentrations, congener profiles and explanatory factors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18055079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Organohalogen contaminants were investigated in Baltic herring caught from three catchment areas in the Baltic Sea, off the coasts of Finland. Pools of both small and large herring were analysed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans, naphthalenes, camphenes (toxaphene), polybrominated diphenyl ethers and the pesticide DDT and its metabolites. PCB concentrations per fresh weight in small herring were at the same level in all catchment areas, i.e. the Bothnian Bay, the Bothnian Sea and the Gulf of Finland, revealing no hot spots and reflecting most likely long term emissions and atmospheric deposition. Differences in the levels and/or congener profiles of other contaminants between catchment areas may be explained by point sources. Similar concentrations in small and large herring in the Gulf of Finland were possibly due to their common nutrition. In the other areas, differences between small and large herring most likely reflected their different food sources.
Jaana Koistinen; Hannu Kiviranta; Päivi Ruokojärvi; Raimo Parmanne; Matti Verta; Anja Hallikainen; Terttu Vartiainen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2007-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  154     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-09     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, P.O. Box 95, FI-70701 Kuopio, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Body Size
DDT / analysis
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Fishes / metabolism*
Geologic Sediments / chemistry
Hydrocarbons, Halogenated / analysis*
Polybrominated Biphenyls / analysis
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis
Soil Pollutants / analysis
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons, Halogenated; 0/Polybrominated Biphenyls; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Soil Pollutants; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 50-29-3/DDT

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