First detection of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) foraging in Antarctic waters

Maria Valeria Casà*, Louise M. van Mourik, Liesbeth Weijs, Jochen Mueller, Susan Bengtson Nash

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Abstract

The present study shows the first detection of short chain chlorinated paraffins in baleen whales foraging in Antarctic waters and confirms the ubiquity and long range atmospheric transport capability of these semi-volatile chemicals, recently regulated under the Stockholm Convention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-959
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Volume250
Early online date25 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • Humpback whales
  • Long range atmospheric transport
  • Persistent organic pollutants
  • Short chain chlorinated paraffins

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