PCB, PCDD/F and PBDE levels and profiles in crustaceans from the coastal waters of Brittany and Normandy (France)

Type Article
Date 2007-06
Language English
Author(s) Bodin Nathalie1, 2, Abarnou Alain1, Fraisse D3, Defour S3, Loizeau VeroniqueORCID1, Le Guellec Anne-Marie1, Philippon Xavier1
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Ctr Brest, Dept Biogeochim & Ecotoxicol, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : Univ Bordeaux 1, Lab Phys & Toxicochim Syst Nat, F-33405 Talence, France.
3 : CARSO, F-69362 Lyon, France.
Source Marine Pollution Bulletin (0025-326X) (Elsevier), 2007-06 , Vol. 54 , N. 6 , P. 657-668
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2007.01.018
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Keyword(s) France, Food safety, Metabolisation, Decapod crustaceans, PBDEs, PCDD/Fs, PCBs
Abstract Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) were analysed in the muscle of various edible marine crustaceans (spider crab, edible crab, velvet swimming crab and Norway lobster) from the Brittany and Normandy coasts (France). The highest concentrations were measured in species collected from Antifer (Seine Bay). PCB and PBDE patterns in crustacean muscles were similar and independent of the geographical area with the predominance of the high chlorinated PCBs (CB 15 3, 138, 118 and 180), and of a few PBDE congeners (BDE47, BDE99, WE 100 and BDE28). Oppositely, dioxin contamination differed with site. The major component in crustaceans from the Seine Bay was 2378-TCDF, whereas specimens from cleaner areas had higher relative concentrations of OCDD. Finally, the comparison of the spider crab contaminant profiles to those measured in mussel and sea bass highlighted two different trends: decapod crustaceans possess relatively strong capacity to metabolise PCBs and PBDEs; however these species might be used as bioindicators for dioxin pollution monitoring in the marine coastal environment. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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