J Hazard Mater 2021 03 31;406:124334. Epub 2020 Oct 31.
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.
The Caspian seal Pusa caspica is the only endemic mammalian species throughout the Caspian Sea. This is the first report on risk assessment of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Caspian seals by age-sex and tissue-specific uptake, and their surrounding environment (seawater, surface sediments, and suspended particulate matters, SPMs) in the Gorgan Bay (Caspian Sea, Iran). Among the quantified 70 POPs (∑PCBs, ∑HCHs, ∑CHLs, ∑DDTs, ∑PCDD/Fs, HCB, dieldrin, and aldrin), ∑PCBs were dominant in abiotic matrices (48. Read More