Organic Contaminants in Adult Aquatic Insects of the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers, Ontario, Canada

@inproceedings{Ciborowski1988OrganicCI,
  title={Organic Contaminants in Adult Aquatic Insects of the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers, Ontario, Canada},
  author={Jan J. H. Ciborowski and Lynda D. Corkum},
  year={1988}
}
Night-flying Trichoptera and Ephemeroptera were attracted using long-wave ultraviolet light and collected from 8 Canadian sites adjacent to the St. Clair and Detroit rivers. Gas chromatographic analysis of the extracts from 40 samples of the insects revealed significant concentrations of pentachlorobenzene (QCB), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), octachlorostyrene (OCS), and 16 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners in almost all animals collected. Principal component analysis accounted for 84% of… CONTINUE READING

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