Publication
Title
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in gammarids, caddisflies, and bed sediments of the lowland River Po
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology. - New York
Publication
New York : 2009
ISSN
0007-4861
Volume/pages
82:2(2009), p. 200-205
ISI
000262432900014
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 07.11.2014
Last edited 22.11.2017