Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) has been used for the biomonitoring of several POPs (PCBs, DDTs, HCB and HCHs) in the largest Italian subalpine great lakes (Lake Maggiore, Garda, Como, Iseo and Lugano). Samplings were carried out in April 2003 at 15 locations selected according to industrial and anthropic levels of lakes. Results have pointed out high DDT levels in D. polymorpha specimens from Lake Maggiore (700–1400 ng/g lipids, 5–9 times higher than those measured in mussels of other Italian lakes), due to a contamination from a chemical plant located on one of the main lake inlet that occurred in 1996. On the contrary, PCB levels (400–2509 ng/g lipids) highlighted an overall pollution, with some sporadic peaks of contamination. Data showed a moderate increase trend compared to those found in a previous monitoring campaign carried out in 1996. Future monitoring is needed in order to confirm this tendency. Significant levels of DDTs and PCBs are still present in the Italian subalpine great lakes.
Evaluation of several priority pollutants in Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in the largest Italian subalpine lakes / C. Riva, A. Binelli, A. Provini. - In: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION. - ISSN 0269-7491. - 151:3(2008), pp. 652-662.
|Titolo:||Evaluation of several priority pollutants in Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in the largest Italian subalpine lakes|
RIVA, CONSUELO (Primo)
BINELLI, ANDREA PAOLO (Secondo)
PROVINI, ALFREDO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||DDTs; Dreissena polymorpha; Italian lakes; PCBs; Temporal trend|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/07 - Ecologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2007.03.016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|