PCDD/Fs and PCBs in seafood species from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia

Matthews, V., Papke, O. and Gaus, C. (2008) PCDD/Fs and PCBs in seafood species from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 57 6-12: 392-402. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.01.034

Author Matthews, V.
Papke, O.
Gaus, C.
Title PCDD/Fs and PCBs in seafood species from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
Journal name Marine Pollution Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-326X
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.01.034
Open Access Status
Volume 57
Issue 6-12
Start page 392
End page 402
Total pages 11
Editor Charles Sheppard
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject C1
259902 Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
300899 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
Previous studies have identified elevated levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) in sediments and megafauna (dugongs and green turtles) in the marine environment of southeast Queensland, Australia. Little information exists, however, regarding the levels of PCDDs, polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and related polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in seafood from this area. This study aims to establish baseline information on PCDD/F and PCB contamination in a range of seafood species from Moreton Bay and to investigate contaminant variability due to harvesting season, size, habitat location and trophic level. In addition, different seafood extraction methods were tested to evaluate their impact on lipid yields and contaminant concentration. Overall, the median TEQDF&PCB levels in seafood from Moreton Bay were elevated compared to background levels in Australian marine/estuarine and retail fish. However, TEQDF&PCB levels of most seafood analysed were below the respective EU maximum limits. High inter- and intraspecies variability was observed, which could be partially attributed to differences in trophic level, season harvested and habitat location.
Keyword Persistent organic pollutants
Marine seafood
Moreton Bay
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented at 5th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, 3-6 June 2007 Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Wed, 13 Aug 2008, 00:54:00 EST by Ms Veronica Matthews on behalf of National Res Centre For Environmental Toxicology