Contamination levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in wild versus cultivated samples of female and male mussels (Mytilus sp.) from the Northwest Coast of Iberian Peninsula--new application for QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe) methodology.

@article{Madureira2014ContaminationLO,
  title={Contamination levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in wild versus cultivated samples of female and male mussels (Mytilus sp.) from the Northwest Coast of Iberian Peninsula--new application for QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe) methodology.},
  author={T{\^a}nia Vieira Madureira and Cl{\'a}udia Sofia Santos and Susana Velhote and Catarina Cruzeiro and Eduardo Rocha and Maria Jo{\~a}o Rocha},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={1528-40}
}
A newly analytical method based on QuEChERS extraction followed by gas chromatography with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis was developed and validated for the quantification of 18 PCBs in wild (from Matosinhos Beach, Portugal) and cultivated (from Ria de Arousa, Spain) mussel samples, pooled by sex. Wild animals showed higher PCB levels than cultivated… CONTINUE READING