Title
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in gammarids, caddisflies, and bed sediments of the lowland River Po
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences. Pharmacy
Publication type
article
Publication
New York ,
Subject
Chemistry
Biology
Pharmacology. Therapy
Source (journal)
Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology. - New York
Volume/pages
82(2009) :2 , p. 200-205
ISSN
0007-4861
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were investigated in sediments and invertebrates (gammarids and caddisflies) collected in the River Po, upstream and downstream from a polluted tributary. Besides a diffuse contamination by penta-BDE technical mixture, the river sediments identified the tributary as an important source to the main river of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209), which peaked to 64 μg/g (OC) in the downstream stretch. At 10 km downstream from the tributary, a higher bioavailability was evident than at 22 km, and small gammarids accumulated at two/three times the levels of PBDEs found in large gammarids. The congener profiles of sediments and invertebrates were dominated by BDE-47, BDE-99 and BDE-209.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/2b7395/cf624b7b7a6.pdf