Title: Brominated flame retardants in Alburnus from Cinca River basin (Spain). 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2005 
Availability: Environmental Pollution 133(3), 501-508. 
Author 1/Producer: Eljarrat E. 
Other Authors/Producers: De la Cal A., Raldua D., Duran C., Barcelo D. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Elsevier 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Pesticides
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Long description: Thirty-two bleak fish (Alburnus alburnus) from three sites in the River Cinca, a tributary of Ebro, were analysed for concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). Sampling sites were around a heavily industrialized town draining to the river. Four different PBDE congeners and HBCD were detected. The lowest values were found upstream of the industrialized area. Concentrations in fish were compared with previous data in sediment samples collected at the same sampling sites; the substances are shown to bioaccumulate in the fish. 
Link to Project(s): AQUATERRA Integrated modelling of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system; advanced tools for the management of catchment areas and river basins in the context of global change
Submitted By: Dr Antony Chapman WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 30/04/2009

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