POPs contamination of terrestrial- and sea-birds in the southern part of Korea

Title
POPs contamination of terrestrial- and sea-birds in the southern part of Korea
Author(s)
홍상희; 심원준; 한기명; 임운혁; 허낙원
KIOST Author(s)
Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)
Publication Year
2011-09-29
Abstract
Birds have long been considered as a valuable monitoring species for persistent organic pollutant (POP) contamination. As ‘bird of prey’ birds occupy the top position in a food chain. This leads to severe bioaccumulation and biomagnification with a contamination load that cause concern regarding their survival. They are sensitive to environmental contamination. However, there is very little information on POPs contamination of birds in Korea. In order to understand the status of POP contamination in bird, we analyzed muscle tissues of marine and terrestrial resident birds in this study. Black tailed gull and domestic pigeon were selected as target species for monitoring marine and terrestrial ecosystem, respectively. The overall concentration of POPs were higher in black-tailed gull than pigeon. POPs accumulation showed different patterns in the black-tailed gull and pigeon. PBDE is the major contributor to total POP’s accumulation in pigeon. On the other hand, it was PCB and DDT in the gull. Interestingly, the chemical signature of HCHs and PBDEs were different in two species. Lindane (g-HCH) was relatively abundant in pigeon, due to its current usage in the remedy of head lice. A high proportion of BDE-209 and higher-brominated PBDEs was observed in the pigeon, indicating a direct exposure to the highly brominated BDE mixtures through unintentional intake of road dust or soils wh
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/28202
Bibliographic Citation
The 3rd Korea-China Symposium on Persistent Organic Pollutants, pp.1 - 4, 2011
Publisher
The 3rd Korea-China symposium on Persistet Organic Pollutants
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
The 3rd Korea-China symposium on Persistet Organic Pollutants
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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