Organochlorines in particles and zooplankton from the Belgian part of the North Sea and the Scheldt estuary

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Context of the study

It has been shown that PCBs from the environment adsorb to the cell walls of unicellular organisms. They also enter these cells by absorption and dissolve in their lipids. PCBs can also adsorb to the lipid fractions of sediments.

Content of the study

This study investigated the association of PCBs with sediments and compared the PCB contents of the sediment with those of the zooplankton. The study was based on samples from the Western Scheldt estuary and from the Belgian part of the North Sea. Zooplankton was caught? consisted of?

Main results of the study