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Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in sediments from Hong Kong.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12398408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Concentrations of 2,3,7,8-substituted polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) were determined in 14 sediment samples collected from four sites in the Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve (within a RAMSAR Site) and from another six sites in Victoria Harbour and along the Hong Kong coastline. Elevated levels of PCDDs, and particularly OCDD, were detectable in all samples collected from the Mai Po Marshes and five of the six sites. In contrast to PCDDs, PCDFs were mainly found in sediment samples collected from industrial areas (Kwun Tong and To Kwa Wan) in Victoria Harbour. PCDD/ F levels and congener profiles in the samples from the Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve in particular show strong similarities to those reported in studies which have attributed similar elevated PCDD concentrations to nonanthropogenic PCDD sources.
Jochen F Müller; Caroline Gaus; Joelle A Prange; Olaf Päpke; Ka Fai Poon; M H W Lam; Paul K Lam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0025-326X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-25     Completed Date:  2003-02-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland, Coopers Plain, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Benzofurans / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Pollutants / analysis*
Geologic Sediments / chemistry*
Hong Kong
Reference Values
Soil Pollutants / analysis*
Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin / analogs & derivatives*,  analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzofurans; 0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Soil Pollutants; 0/chlorinated dibenzofurans; 0/polychlorodibenzo-4-dioxin; 1746-01-6/Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin

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