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Levels of Organochlorine Compounds in the Mediterranean Blue Mussel from the Adriatic Sea
- Kožul, Darija, Herceg Romanić, Snježana, Kljaković-Gašpić, Zorana, Veža, Jere
- Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology 2009 v.83 no.6 pp. 880-884
- DDD (pesticide), DDT (pesticide), Mytilus edulis, detection limit, diet, humans, mussels, polychlorinated biphenyls, Adriatic Sea, Mali
- The distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) was investigated in Mediterranean blue mussel collected at four locations in Mali Ston Bay few times a year in 2005-2007. OCPs were found in all samples and levels ranged between 0.07 and 7.58 ng g⁻¹ dry wt. Levels of PCBs ranged between 0 (below detection limit) and 21.55 ng g⁻¹ dry wt. For most analyzed compounds there were no significant level changes between the 3 years. Exceptions are decreased levels of β-HCH, DDD, and PCB-138 and increased levels of γ-HCH and DDT in 2007. However, mussels from this area are applicable for human diet.