Geographical distribution and accumulation features of organochlorine residues in bivalves from coastal areas of South Korea.

@article{Kim2002GeographicalDA,
  title={Geographical distribution and accumulation features of organochlorine residues in bivalves from coastal areas of South Korea.},
  author={Su Jin Kim and Jae Ryoung Oh and Won Joon Shim and Dong Hoon Lee and Un Hyuk Yim and Sang Hong and Yong Bum Shin and Dong Soo Lee},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2002},
  volume={45 1-12},
  pages={268-79}
}
As a part of Mussel Watch Program in Korea, the contamination levels and accumulation features of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were assessed for 82 bivalve samples collected from 66 sites along the entire coast of Korea. The dry weight based sigmaPCBs and sigmaOCPs ranged from 4.4 ng g(-1) to 422.0 ng g(-1) (geometric mean = 36.9 ng g(-1)) and from 9.95 ng g(-1) to 131.37 (34.88) ng g(-1), respectively. PCB was predominant in Korean coast, followed by… CONTINUE READING