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Spatial trends of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in avian species: utilization of stored samples in the Environmental Specimen Bank of Ehime University (es-Bank).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18035459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study determined concentrations and patterns of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in specimens of open sea, and Japanese coastal and inland avian species, which have been stored in the Environmental Specimen Bank of Ehime University (es-Bank), to examine the spatial trends. PBDEs and PCBs were detected in all the muscle samples analyzed, suggesting that PBDE pollution has spread even to the remote open sea areas, as in the case of PCBs. Japanese coastal and inland birds accumulated higher concentrations of PBDEs than open sea birds. In addition, higher PBDE/PCB concentration ratios were observed in Japanese coastal and inland birds than in open sea birds, indicating the input of PBDEs into the Japanese terrestrial environment. Compositions of PBDEs varied among avian species with a predominance of BDE47 or BDE153. This could be due to differences in their habitat, food habit and/or biotransformation capacity of PBDEs.
Tatsuya Kunisue; Yumi Higaki; Tomohiko Isobe; Shin Takahashi; Annamalai Subramanian; Shinsuke Tanabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-11-26
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:  2013-08-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  272-82     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
Birds / metabolism*
Environmental Pollutants / analysis*
Flame Retardants / analysis*
Halogenated Diphenyl Ethers
Phenyl Ethers / analysis*
Polybrominated Biphenyls / analysis*
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis
Species Specificity
Tissue Banks
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Flame Retardants; 0/Halogenated Diphenyl Ethers; 0/Phenyl Ethers; 0/Polybrominated Biphenyls; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/hexabrominated diphenyl ether 153; 0N97R5X10X/2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether; 32534-81-9/pentabromodiphenyl ether

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