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Screening of bisphenol A in fish from Swedish waters
Executive, Företag, WSP.
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2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a high volume chemical with potential to interact with hormone systems in humans and wildlife. Previous studies in both Sweden and elsewhere have demonstrated the presence of BPA in freshwaters as well as in the marine environment, mostly in surface waters and sediments. In order to strengthen the knowledge on the environmental occurrence of BPA in Sweden, a study was undertaken where BPA was analysed in fish from background lakes, urban lakes, coastal sites and the marine environment. In total 23 samples were analysed. Bisphenol A was detected in most samples in the range of <0.24 to 4.7 ng/g ww in muscle. Liver from cod caught outside Gotland displayed concentrations in the range <0.24-1.77 ng/g ww. There were no pronounced differences in concentrations between different species or when urban sites were compared to background sites. With respect to possible risks for toxicological effects on fish or their consumers (e.g. humans), the concentrations are regarded as low.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WSP Sverige AB , 2007.
Keyword [en]
oceans, environment, inland waters
Keyword [sv]
Östersjön, Vänern, Vättern, urban, Marin miljö, fisk, Bisfenol A, Sötvatten
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Miljöövervakningens programområden, Toxic; Environmental Objectives, A Non-Toxic Environment
URN: urn:nbn:se:naturvardsverket:diva-340Local ID: 8f82eb4e-008a-4702-923b-90696c874ba7OAI: diva2:657905
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2014-01-09Bibliographically approved

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