Heavy Metals, DDT and PCB in the Gonads of Pikeperch Females Spawning in Southern Baltic Sea Lagoons
M. Kosior, I. Barska, M. Domagała-Wieloszewska
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Sea Fisheries Institute, 1 Kołłątaja Str., 81-332 Gdynia, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2002;11(2):127–133
This paper presents the results of studies of the levels of heavy metals, organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the gonads of pikeperch females from the Szczecin, Vistula and Curonian lagoons. This study determined that the levels of heavy metals such as Zn, Cu, Pb and Cd and those of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls occur in pikeperch gonads in different quantities depending on the region studied. The highest level of zinc was recorded in pikeperch gonads from the Szczecin Lagoon, and the highest levels of copper were noted in those from the Vistula Lagoon. The highest levels of S HCH occurred in the gonads of Vistula Szczecin pikeperch.