Isabel Maria N. S. Moreira

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Despite the concern over widespread distribution of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) even in sparsely populated regions of the world, few studies have reported their occurrence in South America. In this study, PFCs were measured in Rio de Janeiro State in southeast Brazil: in drinking water from various districts in the State, in river water and tucuxi(More)
The present work tested whether ecological and biological variables have an influence on the assimilation of trace elements by the tissues of a cetacean from the Western South Atlantic Ocean. No significant differences were observed in the concentrations for both sexes. As individuals from the two sampling areas belong to distinct genetic and morphological(More)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous pollutants in the environment and subject of several studies due to their adverse effects as endocrine disruptors. Despite the concern over widespread distribution of PBDEs even in sparsely populated regions of the world, few studies have reported their occurrence in(More)
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) are manmade, stable perfluorosurfactants. The properties of perfluoroalkylated compounds that cause them to persist in the environment are also the properties that made them attractive compounds for industrial usage for over 50 years. Due to the unique properties of the carbon-fluorine bond(More)
Metal concentrations (Cu, Pb, Zn and Cd) were determined in muscle, gills, soft tissues and eggs in male, non-ovigerous and ovigerous female Callinectes sp. specimens from a reference site in Southeastern Brazil. Metallothionein (MT) and reduced glutathione (GSH) levels were also determined. Results demonstrate that sex has a significant influence on metal,(More)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and Polybrominated Diphenyls Ethers (PBDEs) are two highly lipophilic classes of persistent organic pollutants able to resist degradation and with the ability to bioaccumulate through the food chain. In Brazil, there are still few studies on PCBs and PBDEs in aquatic organisms. In this study, we determined the levels of(More)
Selenium and total and organic mercury were determined in the liver and kidney of franciscana dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei) incidentally caught in fishing nets along two Brazilian coastal areas (southeast and south). Regional differences in the concentrations of these contaminants were observed in P. blainvillei. Liver showed the highest organic and(More)
Mercúrio total e metilmercúrio foram avaliados em três espécies de moluscos (Perna perna mexilhão, Crassostrea rhizophorae ostra, Anomalocardia brasiliana vôngole) provenientes de dois estuários no estado do Rio de Janeiro, impactados por matéria orgânica e metais pesados. O mexilhão foi a espécie que apresentou melhor capacidade para acumular o mercúrio(More)
A sorção de iodeto de índio em espuma de poliuretano do tipo poliéter (EPU) foi investigada. O sistema apresentou rápida cinética e máxima sorção numa faixa significativa de meio ácido ou básico e razões de distribuição acima de 10 L kg ([KI] 0.6 mol kg). A análise do equilíbrio de sorção indicou o tetraiodo-indato (MInI 4 )como a principal espécie sorvida(More)