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recommended to be measured in biota, preferably in tissue of prey species (Directive 2013/39/EG). Because of its hydrophobic qualities, mercury is prone to easily bioaccumulate and magnify through the food chain, which will eventually also affect humans. In the present study, accumulated levels of mercury are compared in both muscle and liver tissue of perch (Perca fluviatilis) and European eel (Anguilla anguilla) collected at 15 sampling locations in Flemish (Belgian) waterbodies. These results will create a better insight in respect to which concentrations are accumulated in fish species with different backgrounds as well as the internal distribution within the organism. Furthermore, effects of size, weight and sex are taken into account, since both age and reproduction are expected to have an influence on accumulation and storage of pollutants. The results show a correlation of accumulated mercury with indicators of age
and/or condition (i.e. length, weight. No difference between sexes could be found. Furthermore, a significant difference in accumulated mercury levels between targeted species could be found, with the highest concentrations in
eel. In perch, higher concentrations could be found in muscle compared to liver tissue.
|Publicatiestatus||Gepubliceerd - 2017|
EWI Biomedische wetenschappen
- Kaderrichtlijn Water (KRW)
- 1 Actief
Uitvoering van monsternemingen en analysen in het kader van het meetnet biota van het Vlaamse Gewest (Veldstudie Biotanormen III) (EVINBO)
De Bruyn, A., Belpaire, C., Bombaerts, D., Gelaude, E., Van Thuyne, G., Lambeens, I., Croonen, J., Coeck, J., Robberechts, K., Galle, L., Dewit, M., De Maerteleire, N., Baeyens, R., Maes, Y., Van Wichelen, J., Froidmont, M., Dens, F., Pieters, S., Bezdenjesnji, O. & Teunen, L.
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