Occurrence of residues of the veterinary drug malachite green in eels caught downstream from municipal sewage treatment plants.

@article{Schuetze2008OccurrenceOR,
  title={Occurrence of residues of the veterinary drug malachite green in eels caught downstream from municipal sewage treatment plants.},
  author={Andrea Schuetze and Thomas Heberer and Susanne Juergensen},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 11},
  pages={1664-70}
}
Residues of malachite green (MG), a veterinary drug illegally used for the treatment of aquacultured fish, have been found in wild eels caught from surface waters downstream from the sewers of different municipal sewage treatment plants (STPs). MG and its metabolite leucomalachite green (LMG) were detected with total concentrations up to 0.765 microg kg(-1) fresh weight in the tissues of 25 out of 45 eels caught from different lakes, a river and a canal in Berlin, Germany. In all cases, the… CONTINUE READING

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