Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in clams Ruditapes decussatus (Linnaeus, 1758).

  title={Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in clams Ruditapes decussatus (Linnaeus, 1758).},
  author={Lu{\'i}sa Barreira and Stephen M. Mudge and Maria Jo{\~a}o Bebianno},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  volume={9 2},
The concentration of sixteen individual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was measured in the clam Ruditapes decussatus whole soft tissues from several places of the Ria Formosa lagoon (Portugal). Total PAH (tPAH) concentrations were higher in the summer (August) and winter (January) than in the other months and the distribution pattern of the individual PAHs was generally dominated by the 4 aromatic ring PAHs, followed by the 2 + 3 aromatic rings PAHs. Benzo[a]anthracene and acenaphthene… CONTINUE READING