• Environmental Science, Medicine
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    2005
  • DOI:10.1021/es050431n

Identifying sources and biomagnification of persistent organic contaminants in biota from mountain streams of southwestern British Columbia, Canada.

@article{Morrissey2005IdentifyingSA,
  title={Identifying sources and biomagnification of persistent organic contaminants in biota from mountain streams of southwestern British Columbia, Canada.},
  author={Christy A. Morrissey and Leah I. Bendell-Young and J E Elliott},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 20},
  pages={
          8090-8
        }
}
We assessed whether biota occupying mountain streams accumulate and biomagnify remotely derived organic pollutants originating from atmospheric inputs to snowpack and glacial runoff and from marine sources introduced by migrating anadromous salmon. Several persistent organic pollutants including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), p,p'-dichloro-diphenyl-dichloroethylene, hexachlorobenzene, and trans-nonachlor were commonly detected in benthic invertebrates, salmon fry (Oncorhynchus spp.), and… CONTINUE READING

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  • Environmental science & technology
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