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Title
Seasonal bioaccumulation of organohalogens in tigerfish, **Hydrocynus vittatus** Castelnau, from Lake Pongolapoort, South Africa
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Abstract
The study determined current exposure of tigerfish in Lake Pongolaqpoort to organohalogens. Levels of DDT, PCB, HCB, HCH, PBDE and CHLs were measured in tigerfish muscle on a seasonal basis. Historical use of DDT was reflected in the bioaccumulation patterns (5,4006,000 ng/g lipid) as well as current use of HCBs (7.715.7 ng/g lipid) in the agricultural areas. External factors, i.e. increased flow did not play a role in organic pollutant exposure. Levels are a function of the lipid content of the muscle tissue, i.e. 3.8% during low and 9% during high flow, implying that organohalogen exposure remains fairly constant throughout the year.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology. - New York
Publication
New York : 2012
ISSN
0007-4861
Volume/pages
88:2(2012), p. 277-282
ISI
000299328300032
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Creation 23.01.2012
Last edited 05.11.2017
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