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Screening of environmental pollutants in seabird eggs from Sklinna and Røst.

Huber, S.; Nygård, T.; Warner, N.A.; Remberger, M.; Harju, M.; Uggerud, H.T.; Kaj, L.; Schlabach, M.; Hanssen, L.

Publication details

Series: NILU OR 08/2014

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-82-425-2655-7

File: NILU OR 08/2014 (pdf)

Summary: Within the present screening project concentration levels of a broad range of inorganic and organic environmental contaminants in seabird eggs of the common eider, shag and herring gull collected at the islands Sklinna and Røst were targeted for analysis ranging from metals, organotin, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls and metabolites, chlorinated paraffins, organochlorine pesticides and other pesticides, per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances, dechlorane pluss, octachlorostyrene, phosphororganic and brominated flame retardants, bromo- and alkylphenols, siloxanes and phthalates. In total 201 different chemical compounds were analysed, whereas 53 single compounds have not been detected over the limit of detection. Additionally other parameters as stable isotopes of ¿15N and ¿13C and lipid content were investigated. The purpose of this report is to provide an updated assessment of pollution present within marine environment in Norway.