Benzo[ghi]perylene in blue mussels from the Baltic Sea
Only marginal variations since the early 1990s
Benzo[ghi]perylene occurs in crude oil and also as product of the combustion of fossil fuels. It has a high bioaccumulation potential and its degradation in the environment is slow.
Benzo[ghi]perylene levels in blue mussels from the Baltic Sea are relatively low and are within the same concentration range since the early 1990s.
One of the most important edible mussel species common in the North and Baltic Sea
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon with six connected six-membered rings