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Table 1 PCB concentrations (ng/g wet weight) determined in marine species collected in Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Sea

From: Estrogen-like activity of seafood related to environmental chemical contaminants

Adriatic Sea samples Fat (g%) PCB 28 PCB 52 PCB 101 PCB 118 PCB 138 PCB 153 PCB 180 PCB
1. H. dactilopterus 0.3 NDa ND ND ND 73 8 n.d 81
2. I. coindetii 0.5 ND ND ND ND 37 42 109 188
3. I. coindetii 0.5 ND ND ND ND 26 41 72 139
4. M. barbatus 1.7 ND ND ND 76 184 264 208 732
5. M. barbatus 1.4 ND ND 15 ND 123 168 137 443
6. M. merluccius 0.4 46 4 7 10 21 27 11 126
7. M. merluccius 0.8 41 4 10 12 37 48 52 204
8. M. merluccius 0.9 44 5 18 23 69 82 29 270
9. M. merluccius 0.4 ND 39 14 ND 56 66 21 196
10. M. merluccius 0.4 ND ND ND ND ND 9 ND 9
11. P. phycis 0.6 15 ND ND 55 ND ND ND 70
12. P. phycis 0.6 ND ND ND ND 6 7 12 25
13. P. phycis 0.8 ND 1 ND 10 ND 6 ND 17
14. P. phycis 0.5 ND 1 ND 8 ND 5 ND 14
15. P. phycis 0.7 ND ND ND ND 6 8 12 26
16. P. longirostris 0.4 ND 2 ND ND 2 4 8 16
17. S. scombrus 0.5 244 ND 135 ND 497 196 92 1164
18. S. scombrus 0.6 ND ND ND ND ND 78 400 478
19. S. scombrus 0.6 1469 191 ND ND ND ND 125 1785
20. S. scombrus 0.7 ND ND ND ND 320 311 6 637
Tyrrhenian Sea samples Fat (g%) PCB 28 PCB 52 PCB 101 PCB 118 PCB 138 PCB 153 PCB 180 PCB
1. L. vulgaris 0.7 12 NDa ND ND ND ND ND 12
2. L. vulgaris 0.6 18 ND ND ND 1 ND ND 19
3. M. barbatus 1.3 5 ND ND 1 ND 5 2 13
4. M. barbatus 1.2 ND ND ND ND ND 1 1 2
5. M. barbatus 1.4 10 ND 15 ND ND ND 1 26
6. M. cephalus 0.6 7 1 1 ND ND ND ND 9
7. P. phycis 0.5 6 ND 1 3 ND 6 2 18
8. P. phycis 0.7 17 6 ND ND ND 2 ND 25
9. P. phycis 1.5 ND ND 1 ND ND 2 4 7
10. P. phycis 0.8 3 ND ND ND ND 3 ND 6
11. M. poutassou 0.4 ND ND 13 9 1 2 1 26
12. M. poutassou 0.4 8 3 27 25 15 ND ND 78
13. O. vulgaris 0.6 2 ND 1 ND ND ND ND 3
14. O. vulgaris 0.7 5 ND ND ND ND ND ND 5
15. O. vulgaris 0.6 17 ND 2 3 ND 1 1 24
16. O. vulgaris 0.5 5 ND ND ND ND ND ND 5
17. S. aurata 1.2 1 2 11 16 ND ND ND 30
18. S. officinalis 0.6 ND ND ND ND ND ND 3 3
19. S. officinalis 0.6 4 ND ND ND ND 3 2 9
20. S. scombrus 0.4 4 ND 3 ND 3 ND ND 10
21. S. scombrus 0.3 7 ND 3 10 ND 3 2 25
22. S. scombrus 0.8 5 ND 16 ND 4 6 3 34
  1. aND detection limit