PCDD/F and PCB multi-media ambient concentrations, congener patterns and occurrence in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon (Etang de Thau, France)
|Author(s)||Castro Jimenez Javier1, Deviller Genevieve1, Ghiani A1, Loos R1, Mariani G1, Skejo H1, Umlauf G1, Wollgast J1, Laugier Thierry2, Heas Moisan K3, Leaute Frederique3, Munschy Catherine3, Tixier Celine3, Tronczynski Jacek3|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : European Commiss DG, Joint Res Ctr, IES, I-21020 Ispra, VA, Italy.
2 : IFREMER, Lab Environm Resources, F-34203 Sete, France.
3 : IFREMER, Lab Biogeochem Organ Contaminants, F-44311 Nantes, France.
|Source||Environmental Pollution (0269-7491) (Elsevier), 2008-11 , Vol. 156 , N. 1 , P. 123-135|
|WOS© Times Cited||60|
|Keyword(s)||Water column, Mussel, Air Sediment, POPs|
|Abstract||Ambient concentrations, congener patterns and multi-media distribution of PCDD/Fs and PCBs were determined in air, water, sediment and mussels in a semi-enclosed marine ecosystem (Thau lagoon, France). Sigma 2,3,7,8-PCDD/F and Sigma 7ICES PCB air concentrations (0.2-1.4 and 31-57 pg m(-3), respectively) were typical of rural areas. Concentrations in the water column were very low for PCDD/Fs (163-476 fg L-1) and low for PCBs (138-708 pg L-1). PCDD/F and PCB concentrations found in surface sediment (0.15-1.6 and 2.5-33 ng g(-1) d.w., respectively) and mussel (13-21 pg g(-1) d.w. and 10-39 ng g(-1) d.w., respectively) were medium levels. PCDD/F congener patterns observed in air, water particulate phase and sediments were similar suggesting direct coupling among these compartments and atmospheric inputs of PCDD/Fs into the lagoon. Conversely, for the same set of samples, similar patterns were not observed for PCBs in the mentioned compartments. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|