Title: Occurrence and bioavailability of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and hexabromocyclododecane in sediment and fish from the Cinca River, a tributary of the Ebro River (Spain). 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2005 
Availability: Environmental Science and Technology 38(9), 2603-2608. 
Author 1/Producer: Eljarrat E. 
Other Authors/Producers: De la Cal A., Raldua D., Duran C., Barcelo D. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: ACS publications 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es0301424?prevSearch=Elj ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Pesticides
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Water and sanitation-->Pollution
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Long description: Fish and sediments from four sampling sites in the Cinca River in the Ebro basin in Spain were analyzed for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). PBDEs and HBCD were found in both sediments and fish samples (Barbus graellsi). The lowest values for both were found upstream of an industrial facility. Of 40 congeners (from mono- to deca-BDEs) included in the analytical work, 8 PBDE congeners were detected in river sediments and 17 different PBDEs were found in fish samples, in which they were found to be highly bioavailable, with the exception of deca-BDE which was only detected in sediment samples. 
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: 28/04/2009

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