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.

Benzo[ghi]perylene in blue mussels from the Baltic Sea sampling site Darßer Ort
Fig. 1: Benzo[ghi]perylene in blue mussels from the Baltic Sea sampling site Darßer Ort Zoom in

 

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Specimen

Blue mussel One of the most important edible mussel species common in the North and Baltic Sea

Analytes

Benzo[ghi]perylene Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon with six connected six-membered rings

Sampling area

NP Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park in the largest brackish water (Bodden) habitat of the world.