Organohalogenated contaminants in sediments and bivalves from the Northern Arabian Gulf.

@article{Ali2015OrganohalogenatedCI,
  title={Organohalogenated contaminants in sediments and bivalves from the Northern Arabian Gulf.},
  author={Nadeem Ali and Lulwa Naseer Ali and Syed Ali Musstjab Akber Shah Eqani and Iqbal Mohammad Ibrahim Ismail and Govindan Malarvannan and Mohammad W. Kadi and Jalal Mohammed Al-Badry Basahi and Adrian Covaci},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2015},
  volume={122},
  pages={432-9}
}
Several classes of Organohalogenated contaminants (OHCs) were determined in sediments and bivalves collected from Kuwait coast. The levels and profile of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were compared in both sediments and bivalves. PCB-153 and -138 were the major contributors towards total OHCs followed by DDT and its metabolites (DDTs). The higher contribution of DDTs (~40%) and BDE-47 (~15%) in bivalves as compared… CONTINUE READING