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Environmental Contaminants in an Urban Fjord, 2017

Ruus, Anders; Bæk, Kine; Petersen, Karina; Allan, Ian; Beylich, Bjørnar; Schlabach, Martin; Warner, Nicholas; Borgå, Katrine; Helberg, Morten

Publication details

Series: NIVA-rapport 7368-2019

Publisher: Norsk institutt for vannforskning

Year: 2018

ISBN: 978-82-577-7103-4

Arkiv: http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2593147

This programme, “Environmental Contaminants in an Urban Fjord” has covered sampling and analyses
of sediment and organisms in a marine food web of the Inner Oslofjord, in addition to samples of
blood and eggs from herring gull and eider duck. The programme also included inputs of pollutants
via surface water (storm water), and effluent water and sludge from a sewage treatment plant. The
bioaccumulation potential of the contaminants in the Oslo fjord food web was evaluated. The
exposure to/accumulation of the contaminants was also assessed in birds. A vast number of chemical
parameters have been quantified, in addition to some biological effect parameters in cod, and the
report serves as valuable documentation of the concentrations of these chemicals in different
compartments of the Inner Oslofjord marine ecosystem.