Temporal trends of halogenated and organophosphate contaminants in striped dolphins from the Mediterranean Sea Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • PBDEs, HBCD, novel DBDPE, PBEB and HBB, dechloranes, OPFRs and natural MeO-PBDEs were monitored in muscle of striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) from the Mediterranean Sea collected in three time periods (1990, 2004-2009 and 2014-2018). PBDEs levels decreased about 60% in under three decades, from 5067 ± 2210 to 2068 ± 2642ngg-1 lw, evidencing the success of their ban. Most PBDEs were found in all the samples, with BDE-47, -99, -154, -100 and -153 as the main contributors. Found in 71.4% of the samples, α-HBCD was stable through time and usually

authors

  • Aznar-Alemany, Òscar
  • Sala, Berta
  • Jobst, Karl
  • Reiner, Eric J
  • Borrell, Asunción
  • Aguilar, Àlex
  • Eljarrat, Ethel

publication date

  • January 2021