Global pollution monitoring of polybrominated diphenyl ethers using skipjack tuna as a bioindicator.

@article{Ueno2004GlobalPM,
  title={Global pollution monitoring of polybrominated diphenyl ethers using skipjack tuna as a bioindicator.},
  author={Daisuke Ueno and Natsuko Kajiwara and Hiroyuki Tanaka and Annamalai Subramanian and Gilberto Fillmann and Paul K S Lam and Gene Jin-Shu Zheng and Muswerry Muchitar and Hamidah Razak and Maricar S. Prudente and Kyu-hyuck Chung and Shinsuke Tanabe},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={2312-6}
}
To elucidate the global distribution of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), these chemicals were determined in the muscle of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) collected from offshore waters of various regions in the world (Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Seychelles, and Brazil, and the Japan Sea, East China Sea, South China Sea, Indian Ocean, and North Pacific Ocean). PBDEs were detected in almost all the skipjack tuna collected from the locations surveyed (from < 0.1 to 53 ng/g of… CONTINUE READING