Chlorinated hydrocarbons (hexachlorobenzene, lindane, pp'DDE, polychlorinated biphenyls) and trace elements (Hg, Se, Cd, Pb) were determined in eggs of Yellow-legged Herring Gull (Larus cachinnans) collected in an island of the Tyrrhenian Sea during the period 1981-1986. PCBs levels vary on the average between 30.4 ~g g- J d.w. in 1981 to 56.1 ~tg g- t d.w. in 1983. The capillary chromatograms revealed the presence of about 30 somers of PCBs without significant variations in the eggs of the same year; more than 50% of the residues is made up only three isomers: the 22'44'55', the 22'344'5' and the 22'344'55'. Average DDE residues were 7-8 times lower than those of PCBs and declined during the period (from 9.21xgg -~ d.w. in 1981 to 4.5ttgg ~ d.w. in 1986). Cadmium and lead are present in low concentrations. The average levels of mercury and selenium are around 2-2.5p.gg -j d.w., and a cumulative correlation, on a molar basis, exists between these two elements.
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|Titolo:||Long term monitoring of pollutants in eggs of Yellow-legged Herring Gull from Capraia island (Tuscan Archipelago)|
|Citazione:||S., F., Fossi, M.C., M., L., Leonzio, C., & A., M. (1988). Long term monitoring of pollutants in eggs of Yellow-legged Herring Gull from Capraia island (Tuscan Archipelago). ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, 10(1), 43-50.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|