publication . Article . 2005

Factors influencing persistent organic pollutant concentrations in the Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus).

Tuerk, Karen J. S.; Kucklick, John R.; McFee, Wayne E.; Pugh, Rebecca S.; Becker, Paul R.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, volume 24, page 1,079 (issn: 0730-7268, eissn: 1552-8618, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Assessing the trends of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in cetaceans is difficult because of age and gender influences on accumulation. Persistent organic pollutants bioaccumulate and are poorly metabolized; hence, concentrations may increase with age in males while females reduce their POP burden through parturition and lactation. Age and gender effects on contaminant concentrations are species specific because of life history and reproductive strategies. These influences must be understood in order to elucidate and assess lifetime POP exposure. The objectives of this study were to determine baseline POP concentrations in blubber samples from the Atlantic ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Environmental Chemistry, Toxaphene, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Lagenorhynchus acutus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Bioaccumulation, Dieldrin, Hexachlorobenzene, Polychlorinated biphenyl, Ecology, Blubber, Persistent organic pollutant
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publication . Article . 2005

Factors influencing persistent organic pollutant concentrations in the Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus).

Tuerk, Karen J. S.; Kucklick, John R.; McFee, Wayne E.; Pugh, Rebecca S.; Becker, Paul R.;