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The occurrence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in river and coastal biota from Portugal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16442146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Throughout this work PBDEs level determination in biota was developed for the first time in Portugal. The data obtained was important to provide a global perspective of Portugal contamination by PBDEs and allows the comparison with studies made in other countries. Environmental levels of fourteen polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were analysed in a number of biota samples (Barbus sp. and Mytilus galloprovincialis) taken over a large geographic range covering five rivers and coastal areas of Portugal. Tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 47) was found in almost all samples ranging from not detected (nd) to 30ngg(-1) dry weight (dw). BDE 47 concentration is correlated with mussels weight indicating the bioaccumulation of this compound. Pentabromodiphenyl ethers (BDE 99 and BDE 100) were detected in several samples, but in lower concentrations.
A C Gama; P Sanatcumar; P Viana; D Barceló; J C Bordado
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0045-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-12     Completed Date:  2006-08-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto do Ambiente, Rua da Murgueira, Zambujal, Apartado 7585, Alfragide 2720, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring
Flame Retardants / analysis*
Liver / chemistry
Muscles / chemistry
Mytilus / chemistry*
Phenyl Ethers / analysis
Polybrominated Biphenyls / analysis*
Rivers / chemistry*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Flame Retardants; 0/Phenyl Ethers; 0/Polybrominated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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