Highly toxic coplanar PCBs: occurrence, source, persistency and toxic implications to wildlife and humans.

@article{Tanabe1987HighlyTC,
  title={Highly toxic coplanar PCBs: occurrence, source, persistency and toxic implications to wildlife and humans.},
  author={Shinsuke Tanabe and Narasimham Kannan and A N Subramanian and Syunkichi Watanabe and Ryo Tatsukawa},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={1987},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={147-63}
}
Isomer-specific determinations of PCB congeners in a wide variety of animal species such as fish, marine mammals (whale, dolphin and porpoise) and terrestrial mammals (dog, cat and human) revealed the environmental occurrence of highly toxic coplanar 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (T(4)CB), 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (P(5)CB) and 3,3',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (H(6)CB) within a range of few pg g(-1) to several ten ng g(-1) in fat tissues (except fish) on a wet weight basis. Detection of… CONTINUE READING