Hydroxylated PCB Metabolites in Non-hatched Fulmar Eggs from the Faroe Islands
2005 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, Vol. 3, no 34, 184-187 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Thirty-six polychlorinated biphenylols (OH-PCBs) conge-ners were characterized in Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) eggs collected from the Faroe Islands. The seven most abundant congeners were quantified in 19 samples, and the XOH-PCB concentrations ranged between 0.92 and 4.0 ng g 1 fresh weight (f.w.). These eggs constitute a part of the traditional diet for at least a part of the population on the Faroe Islands and may contribute to the high levels of these contaminants found in the blood of pregnant Faroese women. Because the metabolites are present in the nonhatched fulmar egg, it is concluded that the OH-PCBs are transferred to the egg before laying. High levels, 3300- 18 000 ng g-1 l.w., of 2polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) were determined in the fulmar eggs, which are a consider-able source for human exposure. The high PCB levels are a source for metabolic formation of hydroxylated PCBs.
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Allen Press , 2005. Vol. 3, no 34, 184-187 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-23654OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-23654DiVA: diva2:193754
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-4282005-03-312005-03-312011-01-18Bibliographically approved