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Article: The use of muscle burden in rabbitfish Siganus oramin for monitoring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong and potential human health risk

TitleThe use of muscle burden in rabbitfish Siganus oramin for monitoring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong and potential human health risk
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Issue Date2009
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/scitotenv
Citation
Science Of The Total Environment, 2009, v. 407 n. 14, p. 4327-4332 How to Cite?
AbstractMuscle concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were determined in rabbitfish Siganus oramin collected from Victoria Harbour and its vicinity, Hong Kong from 2004 to 2007. Spatially, relatively higher levels of ∑PAH (1.05-4.26 μg g- 1) and ∑PCB (45.1-76.9 ng g- 1) were determined in the central and western sites inside the harbour. Temporally, upward trend of ∑PAH, accompanied with a proportion shift from high molecular weight to low molecular weight PAHs, was detected during the three-year study period, suggesting a heavier marine traffic in Victoria Harbour and its western region. However, human health risk assessment based on five individual PAHs indicated that PAHs in fish muscles posed minimal health risk through consumption. In contrast, a downward trend of ∑PCB was registered as the open use of PCBs has been banned. Despite this, the level of ∑PCB in fish muscles still posed a health risk on the local people who have a high fish consumption rate. While seasonal influences on ∑PAH/∑PCB accumulation in S. oramin seemed to be negligible, our findings in S. oramin were in line with the established PAH and PCB levels in sediments and/or mussels from the harbour, suggesting S. oramin can be used as a model fish species for monitoring PAHs and PCBs in the region. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179139
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dc.contributor.authorFang, JKHen_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, RSSen_US
dc.contributor.authorZheng, GJen_US
dc.contributor.authorAu, DWTen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, PKSen_US
dc.contributor.authorShin, PKSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:52:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:52:17Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationScience Of The Total Environment, 2009, v. 407 n. 14, p. 4327-4332en_US
dc.identifier.issn0048-9697en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179139-
dc.description.abstractMuscle concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were determined in rabbitfish Siganus oramin collected from Victoria Harbour and its vicinity, Hong Kong from 2004 to 2007. Spatially, relatively higher levels of ∑PAH (1.05-4.26 μg g- 1) and ∑PCB (45.1-76.9 ng g- 1) were determined in the central and western sites inside the harbour. Temporally, upward trend of ∑PAH, accompanied with a proportion shift from high molecular weight to low molecular weight PAHs, was detected during the three-year study period, suggesting a heavier marine traffic in Victoria Harbour and its western region. However, human health risk assessment based on five individual PAHs indicated that PAHs in fish muscles posed minimal health risk through consumption. In contrast, a downward trend of ∑PCB was registered as the open use of PCBs has been banned. Despite this, the level of ∑PCB in fish muscles still posed a health risk on the local people who have a high fish consumption rate. While seasonal influences on ∑PAH/∑PCB accumulation in S. oramin seemed to be negligible, our findings in S. oramin were in line with the established PAH and PCB levels in sediments and/or mussels from the harbour, suggesting S. oramin can be used as a model fish species for monitoring PAHs and PCBs in the region. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/scitotenven_US
dc.relation.ispartofScience of the Total Environmenten_US
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Monitoringen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMuscles - Chemistryen_US
dc.subject.meshPerciformesen_US
dc.subject.meshPolychlorinated Biphenyls - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshPolycyclic Compounds - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshWater Pollutants, Chemical - Analysisen_US
dc.titleThe use of muscle burden in rabbitfish Siganus oramin for monitoring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong and potential human health risken_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.03.033en_US
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