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Halogenated diphenyl ethers identified in avian tissues and eggs by GC/MS

Chemosphere

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DOI: 10.1016/0045-6535(83)90078-4

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Abstract

Chlorinated and brominated diphenyl ether compounds (DPEs) have been detected by gas Chromatography/ mass spectrometry (GC/MS) in eggs and carcasses of fish-eating birds from Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, and Ontario, Canada. Three of these compounds were quantified; the highest concentration of 0.90 ppm tetrachloro DPE was found in a common tern carcass (Sterna hirundo) from Rhode Island. This is the first time that the halogenated DPEs have been reported in avian tissues. The significance of these residues is unknown.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Halogenated diphenyl ethers identified in avian tissues and eggs by GC/MS
Series title:
Chemosphere
DOI:
10.1016/0045-6535(83)90078-4
Volume
12
Issue:
11-12
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
1487-1495
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1487
Last page:
1495
Number of Pages:
9