Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF) and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (Dl-PCB) in the Baltic and Arctic fish and the further trophic transfer of these pollutants to seabirds

Elżbieta Niemirycz , Joanna Szlinder-Richert , Ott Roots , Lucyna Falkowska , Ksenia Pazdro , Agata Zaborska , Matti Verta , Grażyna Sapota , Maria Witt , Andrzej Reindl , Marta Kobusińska


The study presents the analysis of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (dl-PCB) in fish and seabirds from the Baltic Sea area and the Arctic region (the Svalbard Archipelago). Long-time studies revealed no significant temporal trends in PCDD/F and dl-PCB concentrations in fish from the Baltic Sea. Trace amounts of PCDD/F were detected in the Arctic fish as an evidence of their anthropogenic sources from the temperate zone, however congener profile in the cod was entirely different than in the Baltic fish. On the contrary, both concentrations and profiles of dl-PCB were comparable in cod from the Baltic Sea and from the polar region. PCDD/F`s congener profile in African penguin`s tissues breed in captivity and fed only by herring exhibited a clear resemblance to the profiles measured in herring. This indicates a relevant impact of diet (fish) on PCDD/F`s level in seabirds. Diet impact on the further transfer of these xenobiotics in the trophic chain, evidenced in the presented study, appears to be of the particular relevance due to the human health.
Author Elżbieta Niemirycz (FOG / IO / DMChEP)
Elżbieta Niemirycz,,
- Division of Marine Chemistry and Environmental Protection
, Joanna Szlinder-Richert
Joanna Szlinder-Richert,,
, Ott Roots
Ott Roots,,
, Lucyna Falkowska (FOG / IO / DMChEP)
Lucyna Falkowska,,
- Division of Marine Chemistry and Environmental Protection
, Ksenia Pazdro
Ksenia Pazdro,,
, Agata Zaborska
Agata Zaborska,,
, Matti Verta
Matti Verta,,
, Grażyna Sapota
Grażyna Sapota,,
, Maria Witt (FOG / IO / DMChEP)
Maria Witt,,
- Division of Marine Chemistry and Environmental Protection
, Andrzej Reindl (FOG / IO / DMChEP)
Andrzej Reindl,,
- Division of Marine Chemistry and Environmental Protection
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Journal seriesJournal of Marine Science: Research & Development, ISSN 2155-9910, (0 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishcognitive speed, fluency, initiation, schizophrenia, task setting, dioxins, congener profiles, marine organisms, trophic chain, diet impact, climatic zones
URL https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/polychlorinated-dibenzopdioxins-pcdd-polychlorinateddibenzofurans-pcdf-and-dioxinlike-polychlorinated-biphenyls-dlpcbin-the-baltic-2155-9910-1000221.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; ; with publication
Score (nominal)5
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