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Title: PCB bioaccumulationin three mullet species — A comparison study
Authors: Batista, Joana 
Pato, Pedro 
Tavares, Silvia 
Duarte, Armando C. 
Pardal, M. A. 
Keywords: PCBs; Chelon labrosus; Liza aurata; Liza ramada; Bioaccumulation; Public health
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Serial title, monograph or event: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Volume: 94
Abstract: Polychlorinatedbiphenyls(PCBs)arelipophiliccontaminantsthattendtoaccumulateinorganisms.PCBs weredetectedin Chelon labrosus, Liza aurata and Liza ramada, alongdifferentagegroups. L. ramada presentedthehighestconcentration,anditincreasedwithage,whereas C. labrosus and L. aurata concentration remainedconstant. L. ramada high concentrationcanbeattributedtoitsecologicalniche, since thisspeciesisabletoaccumulatePCBsalongitsdifferentagegroupseveninlowenvironmental contamination conditions.PCBs101,118,138,149,153,170and180werethecongenersthatmore contributed tothesespeciescontamination,beingPCB138and153thecongenerswithhigher concentration. Mulletsareedibleinmanycountries,beingimportantin fisheries andaquaculture. L. ramada is themostcommonmulletforcaptureandhumanconsumption.Allspeciespresented concentrations belowtheregulationlimitestablishbytheEuropeanUnion,andthereforesafeforhuman consumption.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/25748
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.04.011
Rights: openAccess
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