Concentration-Dependent changes of PCB Patterns in Fish-Eating Mammals

  • Spliid, Henrik (Project Manager)
  • Boon, Jan (Project Participant)
  • van der Meer, Jaap (Project Participant)
  • Storr-Hansen, Eva (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    Data on chlorobiphenyls (CB's) in fish-eating mammals from five laboratories are combined to test and refine a pharmacokinetic model for the capacity of marine mammals to metabolize CB's. The study covers data on otter, habour porpoise, common dolphin, harbour and grey seal. The mariane mammal samples originated from the coasts of the British Isles, the Netherlands and Denmark. Otter samples originated from The Netherlands, Denmark, Austria and the Czeck Republic. The main purpose of the project has been to relate observed differences in CB patterns between species to differences in biotransformation capacity.
    Publ.: Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 33, 298-311 (1997).
    Effective start/end date01/01/199531/12/1997

    Collaborative partners

    • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
    • Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research - NIOZ (Project partner)
    • Danish Centre for Environment and Energy (Project partner)


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