Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in surface sediments from the sand flats of Shuangtaizi Estuary, China: levels, distribution, and possible sources.

@article{Yuan2015PolychlorinatedBA,
  title={Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in surface sediments from the sand flats of Shuangtaizi Estuary, China: levels, distribution, and possible sources.},
  author={Xiutang Yuan and Xiaolong Yang and Guangshui Na and Anguo Zhang and Yuze Mao and Guize Liu and Li-li Wang and Xiaodong Li},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 18},
  pages={14337-48}
}
Levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in sediments from the sandy flat system of Shuangtaizi Estuary, the highest-latitude estuary in China, were investigated to identify their possible sources and potential ecological risk. The concentrations of 28 PCBs and 18 OCPs ranged from 1.83 to 36.68 ng g(-1) dw (mean 10.53 ng g(-1) dw) and from 0.02 to 14.57 ng g(-1) dw (mean 5.65 ng g(-1) dw), respectively. Generally, these organic pollutants showed an obvious… CONTINUE READING