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Preliminary data on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in farmed fish tissues (Salmo salar) and fish feed in Southern Chile.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16343596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have become an issue of global concern. Recent studies have shown that farmed salmon can accumulate high levels of brominated compounds in their tissues and consequently there is a growing concern on its industrial and public health impacts. Little information is found in the international literature on PBDEs in the biotic compartment of the Southern Hemisphere. This paper reports the levels of several PBDE congeners found in the tissues of farmed fish from five different farming areas of Southern Chile. PBDEs were analyzed by HRGC-MS. More analytical data were obtained by analyzing these same pollutants in fish feed. Our results indicate a general trend of PBDE levels averaging 1.46 ng g(-1) wet weight (wwt). The observed congeneric distribution that resulted was quite similar to data previously reported in the open literature. PBDE profiles were found to be dominated by BDE 47. No correlation was observed between levels found in the tissues and the lipid content in such tissues, although a high correlation with the fish feed data was observed indicating that this could probably be the main PDBE entry source into fish, although other sources cannot be excluded. Even though the samples were obtained from different geographical areas, they presented fairly similar profiles, indicating a potential common source. We concluded that PBDE levels in the farmed Chilean salmon are in the low average range of values published in the open literature.
Mónica Montory; Ricardo Barra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0045-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-08     Completed Date:  2006-07-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1252-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Aquatic Systems Research Unit, Environmental Sciences Center EULA-Chile, University of Concepción and Patagonian Ecosystems Research Center (CIEP), P.O. Box 160-C, Concepción, Chile.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring
Food Contamination
Phenyl Ethers / analysis*
Polybrominated Biphenyls / analysis*
Salmo salar*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phenyl Ethers; 0/Polybrominated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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