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|Title:||PCDD/F and PCB Multi-media Ambient Concentrations, Congener Patterns and Occurrence in a Mediterranean Coastal Lagoon (Etang de Thau, France)|
|Authors:||CASTRO JIMENEZ JAVIER; DEVILLER GENEVIEVE; GHIANI MICHELA; LOOS ROBERT; MARIANI GIULIO; SKEJO HELLE; UMLAUF GUNTHER; WOLLGAST JAN; LAUGIER T.; HEAS-MOISAN K.; LEAUTE F.; MUNSCHY C.; TIXIER C.; TRONCZYNSKI J.|
|Citation:||ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION vol. 156 p. 123-135|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCI LTD|
|JRC Publication N°:||JRC38224|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||Ambient concentrations, congener patterns and multi-media distribution of PCDD/Fs and PCBs were determined in air, water, sediment and mussels in a semi-enclosed marine ecosystem (Thau lagoon, France). ¿2,3,7,8- PCDD/Fs and ¿7PCBs air concentrations (0.2-1.4 and 31-57 pg m-3, respectively) were typical of rural areas. Concentrations in the water column were very low for PCDD/Fs (163-476 fg l-1) and low for PCBs (138-708 pg l-1). PCDD/F and PCB concentrations found in surface sediment (0.15-1.6 and 2.5-33 ng g-1 d.w., respectively) and mussel (13-21 pg g-1 d.w. and 10-39 ng g-1 d.w., respectively) were medium levels. PCDD/F congener patterns observed in air, water particulate phase and sediments were similar suggesting direct coupling among these compartments and atmospheric inputs of PCDD/Fs into the lagoon. Conversely, for the same set of samples, similar patterns were not observed for PCBs. A different behavior regarding the uptake of PCDD/Fs and PCBs by lagoon mussels was observed|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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