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Organochlorine pollutants in chub, Leuciscus cephalus, from the Svratka River, Czech Republic.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
1432-0800
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
84
Issue
6
Pages
726–730
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00128-010-0005-1
PMID: 20464367
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The aim was to evaluate the extent of pollution of the Svratka River with organochlorinated pollutants using the chub (Leuciscus cephalus) as a suitable bioindicator of the river contamination. The sum of 7 PCB congeners was found in range of 7.6-93.8 ng/g (with median of 31.7 ng/g) wet weight (ww), DDTs of 2.9-93.8 (29.9) ng/g ww, HCHs isomers of 0.1-5.3 (1.0) ng/g ww, HCB of 0.3-8.4 (2.2) ng/g ww and OCS of <0.1-0.5 (0.1) ng/g ww. Our results confirm predominance of metabolite DDE and higher-chlorinated PCB congeners and are comparable with similar studies and findings within the Czech Republic.

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