Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in plastics ingested by seabirds.

@article{Colabuono2010PolychlorinatedBA,
  title={Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in plastics ingested by seabirds.},
  author={Fernanda Imperatrice Colabuono and Satie Taniguchi and Rosalinda Carmela Montone},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={630-4}
}
The occurrence of plastic objects in the digestive tract was assessed in eight species of Procellariiformes collected in southern Brazil and the occurrence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in the ingested plastics pellets and plastic fragments was evaluated. PCBs were detected in plastic pellets (491 ng g(-1)) and plastic fragments (243-418 ng g(-1)). Among the OCPs, p,p'-DDE had the highest concentrations, ranging from 68.0 to 99.0 ng g(-1). The… CONTINUE READING

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