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TheScientificWorldJOURNAL
Volume 2 (2002), Pages 136-140
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2002.82
Short Communication

Polychlorinated Alkanes in Fish from Norwegian Freshwater

1Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Instituttveien 18, P.O. Box 100, N-2027 Kjeller, Norway
2Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Polarmiljøsenteret, Hjalmar Johansens gt. 14, N-9296 Tromsø, Norway
3Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Brekkeveien 19, P.O. Box 173, Kjelsås, 0411 Oslo, Norway

Received 10 August 2001; Accepted 8 November 2001

Copyright © 2002 Anders R. Borgen et al.

Abstract

Short-chain polychlorinated alkanes (sPCAs) have been measured in freshwater fish samples from different lakes all over Norway and from the Norwegian Arctic. The analyses were performed with high-resolution GC coupled to high-resolution MS in electron capture negative ion mode. The species investigated were trout, Arctic char, and burbot (Lota lota). Muscle tissue in the lake trout and Arctic char, and liver in burbot, were selected for analyses because of their high lipid content. ∑sPCA concentration ranged from 108 to 3700 ng/g fat. The highest value was found in the south of Norway near an industrial area.