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8-Year study on the elimination of PCBs and other organochlorine compounds from eel (Anguilla anguilla) under natural conditionsPeer reviewed article
de Boer, J.; Van der Valk, F.; Kerkhoff, M.A.T.; Hagel, P. (1994). 8-Year study on the elimination of PCBs and other organochlorine compounds from eel (Anguilla anguilla) under natural conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 28(13): 2242-2248
In: Environmental Science and Technology. American Chemical Society: Washington. ISSN 0013-936X, more

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Keywords
    Aromatics; Bioaccumulation; Kinetics; Organochlorine compounds; PCB; Pollution effects; Polychlorinated biphenyls; Water pollution; Water pollution effects; Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • de Boer, J., more
  • Van der Valk, F.
  • Kerkhoff, M.A.T.
  • Hagel, P.

Abstract
    Yellow eels (Anguilla anguilla) containing relatively high concentrations of PCBs, chlorobenzenes, and octachlorostyrene were transferred from the river Rhine (The Netherlands) to a relatively clean lake in order to study elimination of the organochlorine compounds. In contrast with other studies carried out under laboratory conditions, elimination half-lives were found to be in the order of years. For the higher chlorinated CBs, no elimination was observed at all during an 8-year period.

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