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Toxicologisch Centrum (UA)
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Original name: Toxicological Centre
Parent institute: University of Antwerp; Faculteit Farmaceutische, Biomedische en Diergeneeskundige Wetenschappen (UA), more

Thesaurus terms (13) : Analysis; Brominated flame retardants; Drugs; Emerging contaminants; Food chains; Methods; Organic pollutants; PCB; Pesticides; Pollutants; Polychlorinated biphenyls; Pops; Toxicology
Taxonomic terms (3) : Aves [WoRMS]; Mammalia [WoRMS]; Pisces [WoRMS]
Geographical terms (6) : ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]; Antarctica [Marine Regions]; Belgium [Marine Regions]; Europe, Danube R. [Marine Regions]; Romania, Danube Delta [Marine Regions]; South Africa [Marine Regions]
Address:
Campus Drie Eiken
DS550
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk
Belgium
 
Type: Scientific

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Abstract:
The Toxicological Centre of the University of Antwerp consists of two divisions, the Clinical Toxicology branch and the Environmental Research branch. The first branch performs clinical toxicological research, forensic research and routine analyses for the Belgian Ministry of Justice. The Environmental Research branch primarily focuses on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and on the development of new analytical procedures to analyse these chemicals. Within the marine field, the Toxicological Centre conducts research on the presence of POPs in fish, eels and marine mammals.

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  • Peer reviewed article Costantini, D.; Sebastiano, M.; Müller, M.S.; Eulaers, I.; Ambus, P.; Malarvannan, G.; Covaci, A.; Massa, B.; Dell'Omo, G. (2017). Individual variation of persistent organic pollutants in relation to stable isotope ratios, sex, reproductive phase and oxidative status in Scopoli's shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea) from the Southern Mediterranean. Sci. Total Environ. 598: 179-187. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.014, more
  • Peer reviewed article Das, K.; Malarvannan, G.; Dirtu, A.; Dulau, V.; Dumont, M.; Lepoint, G.; Mongin, P.; Covaci, A. (2017). Linking pollutant exposure of humpback whales breeding in the Indian Ocean to their feeding habits and feeding areas off Antarctica. Environ. Pollut. 220(Part B): 1090-1099. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.11.032, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Jaspers, V.L.B.; Demongin, L.; Van den Steen, E.; Covaci, A.; Pinxten, R.; Crossin, G.T.; Quillfeldt, P.; Eens, M.; Poisbleau, M. (2017). Organohalogenated contaminants in plasma and eggs of rockhopper penguins: does vitellogenin affect maternal transfer? Environ. Pollut. 226: 277-287. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.03.071, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hanssen, S.A.; Sonne, C.; Bustnes, J.O.; Schnug, L.; Bourgeon, S.; Ballesteros, M.; Eulaers, I.; Moum, T.; Johnsen, T.V.; Kjelgaard-Hansen, M.; Herzke, D.; Jaspers, V.L.B.; Covaci, A.; Eens, M.; Halley, D.J.; Erikstad, K.E.; Ims, R.A. (2017). Anti-parasite treatment and blood biochemistry in raptor nestlings. Can. J. Zool. 95(9): 685-693. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1139/cjz-2016-0040, more
  • Peer reviewed article Rios, J.M.; Lana, N.B.; Ciocco, N.F.; Covaci, A.; Barrera-Oro, E.; Moreira, E.; Altamirano, J.C. (2017). Implications of biological factors on accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in Antarctic notothenioid fish. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 145: 630-639. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.08.009, more
  • Peer reviewed article Sebastiano, M.; Bustamante, P.; Eulaers, I.; Malarvannan, G.; Mendez-Fernandez, P.; Churlaud, C.; Blévin, P.; Hauselmann, A.; Covaci, A.; Eens, M.; Costantini, D.; Chastel, O. (2017). Trophic ecology drives contaminant concentrations within a tropical seabird community. Environ. Pollut. 227: 183-193. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.04.040, more
  • Peer reviewed article Zabaleta, I.; Bizkarguenaga, E.; Izagirre, U.; Negreira, N.; Covaci, A.; Benskin, J.P.; Prieto, A.; Zuloaga, O. (2017). Biotransformation of 8:2 polyfluoroalkyl phosphate diester in gilthead bream (Sparus aurata). Sci. Total Environ. 609: 1085-1092. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.241, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dirtu, A.C.; Malarvannan, G.; Das, K.; Dulau-Drouot, V.; Kiszka, J.; Lepoint, G.; Mongin, P.; Covaci, A. (2016). Contrasted accumulation patterns of persistent organic pollutants and mercury in sympatric tropical dolphins from the south-western Indian Ocean. Environ. Res. 146: 263-273. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.01.006, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lehnert, K; Ronnenberg, K; Weijs, L.; Covaci, A.; Das, K.; Hellwig, V; Siebert, U (2016). Xenobiotic and immune-relevant molecular biomarkers in harbor seals as proxies for pollutant burden and effects. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 70(1): 106-120. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00244-015-0202-3, more
  • Peer reviewed article Levin, M.; Gebhard, E.; Jasperse, L.; Desforges, J.-P.; Dietz, R.; Sonne, C.; Eulaers, I.; Covaci, A.; Bossi, R.; De Guise, S. (2016). Immunomodulatory effects of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and perfluoroalkyl acids in East Greenland ringed seals (Pusa hispida). Environ. Res. 151: 244-250. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envres.2016.07.013, more
  • Peer reviewed article Louis, C.; Covaci, A.; Crocker, D.; Debier, C. (2016). Lipophilicity of PCBs and fatty acids determines their mobilisation from blubber of weaned northern elephant seal pups. Sci. Total Environ. 541: 599-602. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.094, more
  • Peer reviewed article Peterson, M.G.; Peterson, S.H.; Debier, C.; Covaci, A.; Dirtu, A.C.; Malarvannan, G.; Crocker, D.E.; Costa, D.P. (2016). Serum POP concentrations are highly predictive of inner blubber concentrations at two extremes of body condition in northern elephant seals. Environ. Pollut. 218: 651-663. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.07.052, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poma, G.; Malarvannan, G.; Voorspoels, S.; Symons, N.; Malysheva, S.V.; Van Loco, J.; Covaci, A. (2016). Determination of halogenated flame retardants in food: optimization and validation of a method based on a two-step clean-up and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Food Control 65: 168-176. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.foodcont.2016.01.027, more
  • Peer reviewed article Sebastiano, M.; Bustamante, P.; Costantini, D.; Eulaers, I.; Malarvannan, G.; Mendez-Fernandez, P.; Churlaud, C.; Blévin, P.; Hauselmann, A.; Dell'Omo, G.; Covaci, A.; Eens, M.; Chastel, O. (2016). High levels of mercury and low levels of persistent organic pollutants in a tropical seabird in French Guiana, the Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens. Environ. Pollut. 214: 384-393. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.03.070, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ali, N; Ali, N; Egani, S; Ismail, I; Malarvannan, G.; Kadi, W; Basahi, B; Covaci, A. (2015). Organohalogenated contaminants in sediments and bivalves from the Northern Arabian Gulf. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 122: 432-439. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.09.013, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dorneles, P.; Lailson-Brito, J.; Secchi, E.; Dirtu, A.C.; Weijs, L.; Dalla Rosa, L.; Bassoi, M.; Cunha, H.; Azevedo, A.; Covaci, A. (2015). Levels and profiles of chlorinated and brominated contaminants in Southern Hemisphere humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae. Environ. Res. 138: 49-57. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2015.02.007, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dyc, C.; Covaci, A.; Debier, C.; Leroy, C.; Delcroix, E.; Thomé, J.-P.; Das, K. (2015). Pollutant exposure in green and hawksbill marine turtles from the Caribbean region. Regional Studies in Marine Science 2: 158-170. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.rsma.2015.09.004, more
  • Peer reviewed article Louis, C.; Covaci, A.; Stas, M.; Crocker, E; Malarvannan, G.; Dirtu, A.C.; Debier, C. (2015). Bioaccumulation of hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls and pentachlorophenol in the serum of northern elephant seal pups (Mirounga angustirostris). Environ. Res. 136: 441-448. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2014.08.040, more
  • Peer reviewed article Peterson, S.H.; Peterson, P.G.; Debier, C.; Covaci, A.; Dirtu, A.C.; Malarvannan, G.; Crocker, D.E.; Schwarz, L.K.; Costa, D.P. (2015). Deep-ocean foraging northern elephant seals bioaccumulate persistent organic pollutants. Sci. Total Environ. 533: 144-155. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.06.097, more
  • Peer reviewed article Schwemmer, P; Covaci, A.; Das, K.; Lepoint, G.; Adler, S; Garthe, S (2015). Assessment of contaminant levels and trophic relations at a World Heritage Site by measurements in a characteristic shorebird species. Environ. Res. 136: 163-172. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2014.10.021, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Briels, N.; Adams, D.; Lepoint, G.; Das, K.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2015). Maternal transfer of organohalogenated compounds in sharks and stingrays. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 92(1-2): 59-68. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.12.056, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Briels, N.; Adams, D.; Lepoint, G.; Das, K.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2015). Bioaccumulation of organohalogenated compounds in sharks and rays from the southeastern USA. Environ. Res. 137: 199-207. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2014.12.022, more
  • Peer reviewed article Eulaers, I.; Jaspers, V.L.B.; Halley, J; Lepoint, G.; Nygard, T; Pinxten, R.; Covaci, A.; Eens, M. (2014). Brominated and phosphorus flame retardants in White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla nestlings: bioaccumulation and associations with dietary proxies (d13C, d15N and d34S). Sci. Total Environ. 478: 48-57. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.01.051, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lana, B; Berton, P; Covaci, A.; Ciocco, F; Barrera-Oro, E; Atencio, A; Altamirano, C (2014). Fingerprint of persistent organic pollutants in tissues of Antarctic notothenioid fish. Sci. Total Environ. 499: 89-98. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.08.033, more
  • Peer reviewed article Louis, C.; Dirtu, A.C.; Stas, M.; Guiot, Y.; Malarvannan, G.; Das, K.; Costa, P; Crocker, E; Covaci, A.; Debier, C. (2014). Mobilisation of lipophilic pollutants from blubber in northern elephant seal pups (Mirounga angustirostris) during the post-weaning fast. Environ. Res. 132: 438-448. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2014.04.016, more
  • Peer reviewed article Sezmis, L; Birch, G; Covaci, A. (2014). Relationships between dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and dioxin-like biphenyls (dl-PCBs) congener concentrations in aquatic organisms from Sydney Estuary, Australia and physiology, spatial, seasonality, trophodynamic and life history traits. Sci. Total Environ. 490: 50-58. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.04.093, more
  • Peer reviewed article Shawa, D; Berger, L; Weijs, L.; Papke, O; Covaci, A. (2014). Polychlorinated biphenyls still pose significant health risks to northwest Atlantic harbor seals. Sci. Total Environ. 490: 477-487. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.011, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Ael, E.; Covaci, A.; Blust, R.; Bervoets, L. (2014). Corrigendum to "Persistent organic pollutants in the Scheldt estuary: Environmental distribution and bioaccumulation" [Environ. Int. 48C (2012) 17-27]. Environ. Int. 63: 246-251. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2013.09.016, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Roach, A.C.; Yang, R.S.H.; McDougall, R.; Lyons, M.; Housand, C.; Tibax, D.; Manning, T.; Chapman, J.; Edge, K.; Covaci, A.; Blust, R. (2014). Lifetime PCB 153 bioaccumulation and pharmacokinetics in pilot whales: Bayesian population PBPK modeling and Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations. Chemosphere 94: 91-96. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.09.019, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Shaw, D; Berger, L; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2014). Methoxylated PBDEs (MeO-PBDEs), hydroxylated PBDEs (HO-PBDEs) and hydroxylated PCBs (HO-PCBs) in the liver of harbor seals from the northwest Atlantic. Sci. Total Environ. 493: 606-614. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.06.028, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bechshoft, T.O.; Sonne, C.; Riget, F.F.; Letcher, R.J.; Novak, M.A.; Henchey, E.; Meyer, J.S.; Eulaers, I.; Jaspers, V.L.B.; Covaci, A.; Dietz, R. (2013). Polar bear stress hormone cortisol fluctuates with the North Atlantic Oscillation climate index. Polar Biol. 36(10): 1525-1529. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-013-1364-y, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dupont, A.; Siebert, U.; Covaci, A.; Weijs, L.; Eppe, G.; Debier, C.; De Pauw-Gillet, M.-C.; Das, K. (2013). Relationships between in vitro lymphoproliferative responses and levels of contaminants in blood of free-ranging adult harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) from the North Sea. Aquat. Toxicol. 142-143: 210-220. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.08.014, more
  • Peer reviewed article Pujolar, J.M.; Milan, M.; Marino, I.A.M.; Capoccioni, F.; Ciccotti, E.; Belpaire, C.; Covaci, A.; Malarvannan, G.; Patarnello, T.; Bargelloni, L.; Zane, L.; Maes, G.E. (2013). Detecting genome-wide gene transcription profiles associated with high pollution burden in the critically endangered European eel. Aquat. Toxicol. 132-133: 157-164. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.02.012, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Ael, E.; Covaci, A.; Das, K.; Lepoint, G.; Blust, R.; Bervoets, L. (2013). Factors influencing the bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in food webs of the Scheldt estuary. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47(19): 11221-11231. dx.doi.org/10.1021/es400307s, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanden Berghe, M.; Weijs, L.; Habran, S.; Das, K.; Bugli, C.; Pillet, S.; Rees, J.F.; Pomeroy, P.; Covaci, A.; Debier, C. (2013). Effects of polychlorobiphenyls, polybromodiphenylethers, organochlorine pesticides and their metabolites on vitamin A status in lactating grey seals. Environ. Res. 120: 18-26. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envres.2012.09.004, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Yang, R.S.H.; Das, K.; Covaci, A.; Blust, R. (2013). Application of Bayesian population physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling and Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations to pesticide kinetics studies in protected marine mammals: DDT, DDE, and DDD in harbor porpoises. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47(9): 4365-4374. hdl.handle.net/10.1021/es400386a, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Tibax, D.; Roach, A.C.; Manning, T.M.; Chapman, J.C.; Edge, K.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2013). Assessing levels of halogenated organic compounds in mass-stranded long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) from Australia. Sci. Total Environ. 461–462: 117-125. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.04.090, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bechshoft, T.O.; Riget, F.F.; Sonne, C.; Letcher, R.J.; Muir, D.C.G.; Novak, M.A.; Henchey, E.; Meyer, J.S.; Eulaers, I.; Jaspers, V.L.B.; Eens, M.; Covaci, A.; Dietz, R. (2012). Measuring environmental stress in East Greenland polar bears, 1892-1927 and 1988-2009: what does hair cortisol tell us? Environ. Int. 45: 15-21. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2012.04.005, more
  • Peer reviewed article Pujolar, J.M.; Marino, I.AM; Milan, M.; Coppe, A.; Maes, G.E.; Capoccioni, F.; Ciccotti, E.; Bervoets, L.; Covaci, A.; Belpaire, C.; Cramb, G.; Patarnello, T.; Bargelloni, L.; Bortoluzzi, S.; Zane, L. (2012). Surviving in a toxic world: transcriptomics and gene expression profiling in response to environmental pollution in the critically endangered European eel. BMC Genom. 13(507): 39. dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-13-507, more
  • Peer reviewed article Shaw, S.D.; Berger, M.L.; Weijs, L.; Covaci, A. (2012). Tissue-specific accumulation of polybrominated dipheny lethers (PBDEs) including Deca-BDE and hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) in harbor seals from the northwest Atlantic. Environ. Int. 44: 1-6. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2012.01.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Shaw, S.D.; Berger, M.L.; Weijs, L.; Covaci, A. (2012). Tissue-specific accumulation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) including Deca-BDE and hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) in harbor seals from the northwest Atlantic. Environ. Int. 44: 1-6. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2012.01.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Ael, E.; Covaci, A.; Blust, R.; Bervoets, L. (2012). Persistent organic pollutants in the Scheldt estuary: Environmental distribution and bioaccumulation. Environ. Int. 48: 17-27. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2012.06.017, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanden Berghe, M.; Weijs, L.; Habran, S.; Das, K.; Bugli, C.; Rees, J.-F.; Pomeroy, P.P.; Covaci, A.; Debier, C. (2012). Selective transfer of persistent organic pollutants and their metabolites in grey seals during lactation. Environ. Int. 46: 6-15. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2012.04.011, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Covaci, A.; Yang, R.S.H.; Das, K.; Blust, R. (2012). Computational toxicology: physiologically based pharmacokinetic models (PBPK) for lifetime exposure and bioaccumulation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in marine mammals. Environ. Pollut. 163: 134-141. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.12.037, more
  • Peer reviewed article Belpaire, C.; Geeraerts, C.; Roosens, L.; Neels, H.; Covaci, A. (2011). What can we learn from monitoring PCBs in the European eel? A Belgian experience. Environ. Int. 37(2): 354-364. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2010.10.006, more
  • Peer reviewed article Pena-Abaurrea, M.; Covaci, A.; Ramos, L. (2011). Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography-time-of-flight mass spectrometry for the identification of organobrominated compounds in bluefin tuna. J. Chromatogr. 1218(39): 6995-7002. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2011.08.031, more
  • Peer reviewed article Schnitzler, J.G.; Celis, N.; Klaren, P.H.M.; Blust, R.; Dirtu, A.C.; Covaci, A.; Das, K. (2011). Thyroid dysfunction in sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax): Underlying mechanisms and effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on thyroid hormone physiology and metabolism. Aquat. Toxicol. 105(3-4): 438-447. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2011.07.019, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van den Steen, E.; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Covaci, A.; Dirtu, A.C.; Pinxten, R.; van Noordwijk, H.; Quillfeldt, P.; Eens, M. (2011). Organohalogenated contaminants in eggs of rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome) and imperial shags (Phalacrocorax atriceps) from the Falkland Islands. Sci. Total Environ. 409(14): 2838-2844. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.04.002, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Covaci, A.; Yang, R.; Das, K.; Blust, R. (2011). A non-invasive approach to study lifetime exposure and bioaccumulation of PCBs in protected marine mammals: PBPK modeling in harbor porpoises. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 256(2): 136-145. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.taap.2011.07.020, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dorneles, P.; Lailson-Brito, J.; Dirtu, A.C.; Weijs, L.; Azevedo, A.; Torres, J.; Malm, O.; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Das, K.; Covaci, A. (2010). Anthropogenic and naturally-produced organobrominated compounds in marine mammals from Brazil. Environ. Int. 36(1): 60-67. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2009.10.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Losada, S.; Santos, F.; Covaci, A.; Galceran, M. (2010). Gas chromatography-ion trap tandem mass spectrometry method for the analysis of methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in fish. J. Chromatogr. 1217(32): 5253-5260. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2010.06.023, more
  • Peer reviewed article Roosens, L.; Geeraerts, C.; Belpaire, C.; Van Pelt, I.; Neels, H.; Covaci, A. (2010). Spatial variations in the levels and isomeric patterns of PBDEs and HBCDs in the European eel in Flanders. Environ. Int. 36(5): 415-423. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2010.03.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Yang, R.S.H.; Covaci, A.; Das, K.; Blust, R. (2010). Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models for lifetime exposure to PCB 153 in male and female harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena): model development and evaluation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44(18): 7023-7030. dx.doi.org/10.1021/es101688h, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; van Elk, C.; Das, K.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2010). Persistent organic pollutants and methoxylated PBDEs in harbour porpoises from the North Sea from 1990 until 2008: Young wildlife at risk? Sci. Total Environ. 409(1): 228-237. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.09.035, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Das, K.; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2010). Occurrence of anthropogenic and naturally-produced organohalogenated compounds in tissues of Black Sea harbour porpoises. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 60(5): 725-731. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.11.022, more
  • Peer reviewed article Losada, S.; Roach, A.C.; Roosens, L.; Santos, F.J.; Galceran, M.T.; Vetter, W.; Neels, H.; Covaci, A. (2009). Biomagnification of anthropogenic and naturally-produced organobrominated compounds in a marine food web from Sydney harbour, Australia. Environ. Int. 35(8): 1142-1149. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2009.07.008, more
  • Peer reviewed article Storelli, M.; Losada, S.; Marcotrigiano, G.; Roosens, L.; Barone, G.; Neels, H.; Covaci, A. (2009). Polychlorinated biphenyl and organochlorine pesticide contamination signatures in deep-sea fish from the Mediterranean Sea. Environ. Res. 109(7): 851-856. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2009.07.008, more
  • Peer reviewed article van Nuijs, A.L.N.; Pecceu, B.; Theunis, L.; Dubois, N.; Charlier, C.; Jorens, P.G.; Bervoets, L.; Blust, R.; Meulemans, H.; Neels, H.; Covaci, A. (2009). Can cocaine use be evaluated through analysis of wastewater? A nation-wide approach conducted in Belgium. Addiction 104(5): 734-741. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02523.x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Dirtu, A.C.; Das, K.; Gheorghe, A.; Reijnders, P.J.H.; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2009). Inter-species differences for polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in marine top predators from the Southern North Sea: Part 1. Accumulation patterns in harbour seals and harbour porpoises. Environ. Pollut. 157(2): 437-444. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2008.09.024, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Losada, S.; Das, K.; Roosens, L.; Reijnders, P.; Santos, J.F.; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2009). Biomagnification of naturally-produced methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs) in harbour seals and harbour porpoises from the Southern North Sea. Environ. Int. 35(6): 893-899. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2009.03.006, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Das, K.; Siebert, U.; van Elk, N.; Jauniaux, T.; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2009). Concentrations of chlorinated and brominated contaminants and their metabolites in serum of harbour seals and harbour porpoises. Environ. Int. 35(6): 842-850. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envint.2009.02.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Covaci, A.; Losada, S.; Roosens, L.; Vetter, W.; Santos, F.; Neels, H.; Storelli, A.; Storelli, M. (2008). Anthropogenic and naturally occurring organobrominated compounds in two deep-sea fish species from the Mediterranean Sea. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42(23): 8654-8660. dx.doi.org/10.1021/es8016528, more
  • Peer reviewed article Covaci, A.; Dirtu, A.C. (2008). Brominated flame retardants: analytical, toxicological and environmental aspects, in: Popescu, C. et al. (Ed.) Applications of mass spectrometry in life safety. Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Life Safety, Arad, Romania, 24-27 September 2007. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series: A. Chemistry and Biology, : pp. 153-184. dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8811-7_11, more
  • Peer reviewed article Kruitwagen, G.; Pratap, H.B.; Covaci, A.; Bonga, S.E.W. (2008). Status of pollution in mangrove ecosystems along the coast of Tanzania. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 56(5): 1022-1031. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.02.018, more
  • Peer reviewed article Roosens, L.; Dirtu, A.C.; Goemans, G.; Belpaire, C.; Gheorghe, A.; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2008). Brominated flame retardants and polychlorinated biphenyls in fish from the river Scheldt, Belgium. Environ. Int. 34(7): 976-983. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envint.2008.02.009, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Dirtu, A.C.; Das, K.; Gheorghe, A.; Reijnders, P.J.H.; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2008). Inter-species differences for polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in marine top predators from the Southern North Sea: Part 2. Biomagnification in harbour seals and harbour porpoises. Environ. Pollut. 157(2): 445-451. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2008.09.025, more
  • Peer reviewed article Voets, J.; Talloen, W.; De Tender, T.; Van Dongen, S.; Covaci, A.; Blust, R.; Bervoets, L. (2006). Microcontaminant accumulation, physiological condition and bilateral asymmetry in zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) from clean and contaminated surface waters. Aquat. Toxicol. 79(3): 213-225. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2006.06.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Covaci, A.; Gheorghe, A.; Voorspoels, S.; Maervoet, J.; Steen Redeker, E.; Blust, R.; Schepens, P. (2005). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in sediment cores from Western Scheldt river, Belgium: analytical aspects and depth profiles. Environ. Int. 31(3): 367-375. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envint.2004.08.009, more
  • Peer reviewed article Janák, K.; Covaci, A.; Voorspoels, S.; Becher, G. (2005). Hexabromocyclododecane in marine species from the western Scheldt Estuary: diastereoisomer- and enantiomer-specific accumulation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39(7): 1987-1994. hdl.handle.net/10.1021/es0484909, more
  • Peer reviewed article Voorspoels, S.; Covaci, A.; Maervoet, J.; Schepens, P. (2004). PBDEs in marine and freshwater sediments from Belgium: levels, profiles and relations with biota. J. Environ. Monit. 6(11): 914-918. hdl.handle.net/10.1039/b410243f, more
  • Peer reviewed article Voorspoels, S.; Covaci, A.; Maervoet, J.; De Meester, I.; Schepens, P. (2004). Levels and profiles of PCBs and OCPs in marine benthic species from the Belgian North Sea and the Western Scheldt Estuary. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 49(5-6): 393-404. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2004.02.024, more
  • Peer reviewed article Voorspoels, S.; Covaci, A.; Schepens, P. (2003). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in marine species from the Belgian North Sea and the Western Scheldt Estuary: levels, profiles, and distribution. Environ. Sci. Technol. 37(19): 4348-4357. hdl.handle.net/10.1021/es034503r, more
  • Peer reviewed article Covaci, A.; Van de Vijver, K.; De Coen, W.; Das, K.; Bouquegneau, J.M.; Blust, R.; Schepens, P. (2002). Determination of organohalogenated contaminants in liver of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded on the Belgian North Sea coast. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 44(10): 1157-1165. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X(02)00147-9, more
  • Lehnert, K.; Ronnenberg, K.; Covaci, A.; Das, K.; Siebert, U. (2014). Xenobiotic molecular biomarkers in harbour seals as proxies for pollutant burden and effects?, in: Abstract book 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment, Liège, Belgium, 5-9th April 2014. pp. 43, more
  • Weijs, L.; Jauniaux, T.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2014). Baseline levels of POPs and MeO-PBDEs in melons, mandibular fat, blubber and liver of harbour porpoises from the North Sea, in: Abstract book 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment, Liège, Belgium, 5-9th April 2014. pp. 246, more
  • Weijs, L.; Briels, N.; Adams, D.H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2013). Shark fin soup from a toxicological perspective: Eat it or leave it? Poster at the VLIZ Young Scientist's Day 15 February 2013. University of Antwerp: Antwerpen. 1 poster pp., more
  • Weijs, L.; Briels, N.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2013). Shark fin soup from a toxicological perspective: eat it or leave it?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 108, more
  • Pena-Abaurrea, M.; Weijs, L.; Ramos, L.; Borghesi, N.; Corsolini, S.; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2009). Anthropogenic and naturally-produced organobrominated compounds in bluefin tuna from the Mediterranean Sea. Organohalogen Compounds 76(11): 1477-1482. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.07.004, more
  • Roosens, L.; Dirtu, A.; Goemans, G.; Belpaire, C.; Gheorghe, A.; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2008). Brominated flame retardants in eels from River Scheldt, in: Belpaire, C. Pollution in eel: a cause of their decline? = Verontreiniging in paling: een oorzaak van zijn achteruitgang?. Mededelingen van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, M.2008.2: pp. 45-63, more
  • Goemans, G.; Roosens, L.; Dirtu, A.C.; Belpaire, C.; Neels, H.; Covaci, A. (2007). Brominated flame retardants in eel from the Scheldt river (Belgium). Organohalogen Compounds 69: 445-448, more
  • Covaci, A.; Gheorghe, A.; Voorspoels, S.; Maervoet, J.; Steen Redeker, E.; Blust, R.; Schepens, P. (2006). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in sediment cores from Western Scheldt river, Belgium: analytical aspects and depth profiles, in: Voorspoels, S. Environmental distribution of brominated flame retardants in Belgium = Verspreiding van gebromeerde vlamvertragers in het Belgische milieu. pp. 83-91, more
  • Janák, K.; Covaci, A.; Voorspoels, S.; Becher, G. (2006). Hexabromocyclododecane in marine species from the western Scheldt Estuary: diastereoisomer- and enantiomer-specific accumulation, in: Voorspoels, S. Environmental distribution of brominated flame retardants in Belgium = Verspreiding van gebromeerde vlamvertragers in het Belgische milieu. pp. 229-236, more
  • Voorspoels, S.; Covaci, A.; Maervoet, J.; Schepens, P. (2006). PBDEs in marine and freshwater sediments from Belgium: levels, profiles and relations with biota, in: Voorspoels, S. Environmental distribution of brominated flame retardants in Belgium = Verspreiding van gebromeerde vlamvertragers in het Belgische milieu. pp. 93-97, more
  • Voorspoels, S.; Covaci, A.; Schepens, P. (2006). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in marine species from the Belgian North Sea and the Western Scheldt Estuary: levels, profiles, and distribution, in: Voorspoels, S. Environmental distribution of brominated flame retardants in Belgium = Verspreiding van gebromeerde vlamvertragers in het Belgische milieu. pp. 99-111, more
  • Voorspoels, S.; Covaci, A.; Schepens, P. (2005). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in marine species from the Belgian North Sea and the Western Scheldt Estuary: levels, profiles, and distribution, in: VLIZ Coll. Rep. 33-34(2003-2004). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 33-34: pp. chapter 56, more
  • Covaci, A. (2004). Distribution of organic pollutants in biota from the Belgian North Sea and the Scheldt estuary, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 5 March 2004: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 17: pp. 21-22, more
  • Covaci, A.; Voorspoels, S.; Schepens, P. (2004). Verspreiding van vlamvertragers in Noordzee en Schelde. Aquarama 7(26): 28-31, more
  • Voorspoels, S.; De Mey, T.; Covaci, A.; Schepens, P. (2003). Brominated flame retardants in benthic organisms of the Belgian North Sea and the Scheldt estuary, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 28 February 2003: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 12: pp. 60-61, more

Projects (4)  Top | Persons | Publications 
  • Allowance for research equipment : Agilent GC-MS/NCI, more
  • Blootstelling, transfer doorheen de voedselketen en metabolisme van gebromeerde vlamvertragers, more
  • Distribution of Polybrominated Flame Retardants in environmental samples from the Belgian region, more
  • Ontwikkeling van analytische methoden voor de vlamvertrager hexabromocyclododecaan, more

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