Characterization of organochlorine pesticides, brominated flame retardants and dioxin-like compounds in shellfish and eel from Fiji

Lal, Vincent, Bridgen, Phil, Votadroka, Waisea, Raju, Rupantri and Aalbersberg, William (2014) Characterization of organochlorine pesticides, brominated flame retardants and dioxin-like compounds in shellfish and eel from Fiji. Science of the Total Environment, 491-492 200-204. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.01.125


Author Lal, Vincent
Bridgen, Phil
Votadroka, Waisea
Raju, Rupantri
Aalbersberg, William
Title Characterization of organochlorine pesticides, brominated flame retardants and dioxin-like compounds in shellfish and eel from Fiji
Journal name Science of the Total Environment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1879-1026
0048-9697
Publication date 2014-09-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.01.125
Open Access Status
Volume 491-492
Start page 200
End page 204
Total pages 5
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article gives an overview of a range of persistent organic pollutant chemical levels in shellfish (Batissa violacea and Anadara antiquata) species and eel (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus) from Fiji. As there is limited data in published literature to date, this paper reports first data on a range of persistent organic pollutants and highlights the more prominent POP chemicals present in marine biota in Fiji. A significant number of POP chemicals were detected (e.g. 17 PCDD/PCDF, 12 dl-PCBs, organochlorine pesticides and brominated flame retardants), the concentrations found were generally low (e.g. parts per billion level). The low levels of contamination are indicative of a low input from long range and short-range transport as well as few local point sources. Also concentrations of POPs in eel and shellfish from Fiji are low in comparison to wild species in other regions and are within acceptable limits for POP chemicals in fish and fishery products set by the European Union. It describes also results of early studies on basic POPs levels in shellfish in several Pacific Island Countries, which generally show relatively low levels.
Keyword Eel
Shellfish
POPs
PBDEs PCDDs PCDFs Pacific
UNEP
United nations environment programme
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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