Title: Fish as a possible bioindicators of water environment 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Vávrová, M. et al. (2003) Fish as a possible bioindicators of water environment. Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs 
Author 1/Producer: Vávrová, M. 
Other Authors/Producers: Šucman, E., Stoupalová, M., Jiru¹ková, J. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/VI ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
 
Short description: Water ecosystem may be considered one of the most heavily contaminated segments of the environment. Current contamination assessment does not only consider primary contamination but also secondary contamination, which is even more appropriate in many cases, as it involves long-term contamination of certain segments of the environment. Fish are a very good indicator of hydrosphere contamination with PCB, for their ability to eliminate these contaminants is very limited, in fact merely to low-chlorinated congeners of PCB, while most of the PCB congeners detected in fish include penta- and hexa-chlorinebiphenyls. The study deals with transfer of PCB from contaminated water to the water ecosystem. In addition to the water and sediments PCB were also found in different fish tissues (silverfish, tench). 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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