Body burdens and tissue concentrations of organochlorines in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) vary during seasonal fasts.

@article{Polischu2002BodyBA,
  title={Body burdens and tissue concentrations of organochlorines in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) vary during seasonal fasts.},
  author={S C Polischu and Ross J. Norstrom and M. A. Ramsay},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2002},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={
          29-39
        }
}
Lipophilic organochlorines (OCs) are ingested by mammals through their foods and are generally stored in adipose tissue depots. For some species, such as polar bears, the size of these depots can fluctuate seasonally by several-fold. However, the effect of these fluctuations on the fate of stored OCs in an animal with such labile lipid depots is unknown. We determined the whole body burden and tissue concentrations of OCs in free-ranging polar bears categorized by age (cubs-of-the-year… CONTINUE READING
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