Spatial variations and temporal trends between 1994 and 2005 in polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorine pesticides and heavy metals in European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) in Flanders, Belgium

Joachim Maes, Claude Belpaire, Geert Goemans

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    In Flanders, the northern region of Belgium, European yellow eel muscle tissue was used as an indicator of environmental and potential human dietary exposure by hazardous chemicals of surface waters and sediments. Between 1994 and 2005, over 2800 eel captured at 365 stations were analysed for PCBs, pesticides and heavy metals. Contamination of eel in Flanders fell within the range of reported concentrations in other watersheds of Western Europe. A spatial analysis of the data demonstrated that the variation in pollutant concentration tended towards higher values. This was especially evident for PCBs, lindane, endrin, dieldrin and DDE. The concentration of almost all banned substances decreased significantly during the study period.
    TaalNederlands
    TijdschriftEnvironmental Pollution
    Volume153
    Pagina's (van-tot)223-237
    Aantal pagina's14
    ISSN0269-7491
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2008

    Thematische lijst

    • Verontreiniging
    • Kaderrichtlijn Water
    • Visserij (maatschappij)

    EWI Biomedische wetenschappen

    • B280-dierenecologie
    • B740-toxicologie

    Taxonomische lijst

    • palingen (Anguillidae)

    Beleidsmatig

    • aquatisch beheer
    • beleidsgerichte meetnetten
    • visserijbeleid
    • volksgezondheid

    Geografische lijst

    • Vlaanderen

    Technologisch

    • visserijtechnieken
    • laboratoriumanalyse

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