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Biotransfer of persistent organic pollutants from a large site in China used for the disassembly of electronic and electrical waste
Zhao, Gaofeng; Xu, Ying; Han, Guanggen; Ling, Bo; Xu, Y, Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China
2006-08-01
Source PublicationENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH
ISSN0269-4042
Volume28Issue:4Pages:341-351
AbstractSamples of groundwater, river water, river sediment, paddy soil, rice seeds, hen eggs, fish, umbilical cord blood, and newborn meconium were collected from October 2002 to October 2003 near a large site in China used for the disassembly of obsolete transformers and other electronic or electrical waste. Six indicator PCB congeners, three non-ortho dioxin-like PCB congeners, and six organochlorine pesticides were determined in the samples by GC with electron capture detector. The results demonstrated that the local environment and edible foods had been seriously polluted by toxic PCBs and organochlorine pesticides. The actual daily intakes (ADIs) of these pollutants were estimated for local residents living in the area. The intake data showed that the contents of PCBs in these local residents were substantial, as the ADI estimates greatly exceed the reference doses set by the World Health Organization and the United States Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The presence of the indicator PCB congeners in the cord blood and the meconium samples, as well as significant correlations (r(2) > 0.80, p < 0.05) between these levels, suggests a potential biotransfer of these indicators from mothers to their newborns. This preliminary study showed that obsolete transformers and other electronic or electrical waste can be an important source for the emission of persistent organic pollutants into the local environment, such as through leakage, evaporation, runoff, and leaching. Contamination from this source appears to have reached the level considered to be a serious threat to environmental and human health around the disassembly site.; Samples of groundwater, river water, river sediment, paddy soil, rice seeds, hen eggs, fish, umbilical cord blood, and newborn meconium were collected from October 2002 to October 2003 near a large site in China used for the disassembly of obsolete transformers and other electronic or electrical waste. Six indicator PCB congeners, three non-ortho dioxin-like PCB congeners, and six organochlorine pesticides were determined in the samples by GC with electron capture detector. The results demonstrated that the local environment and edible foods had been seriously polluted by toxic PCBs and organochlorine pesticides. The actual daily intakes (ADIs) of these pollutants were estimated for local residents living in the area. The intake data showed that the contents of PCBs in these local residents were substantial, as the ADI estimates greatly exceed the reference doses set by the World Health Organization and the United States Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The presence of the indicator PCB congeners in the cord blood and the meconium samples, as well as significant correlations (r(2) > 0.80, p < 0.05) between these levels, suggests a potential biotransfer of these indicators from mothers to their newborns. This preliminary study showed that obsolete transformers and other electronic or electrical waste can be an important source for the emission of persistent organic pollutants into the local environment, such as through leakage, evaporation, runoff, and leaching. Contamination from this source appears to have reached the level considered to be a serious threat to environmental and human health around the disassembly site.
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KeywordBiotransfer Electrical Waste Electronic Waste Obsolete Transformers Organochlorine Pesticides Persistent Organic Pollutants Polychlorinated Biphenyls
DepartmentChinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China; Zhejiang Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Hangzhou 310009, Peoples R China; Chinese Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Beijing 100050, Peoples R China
Subject AreaEngineering ; Environmental ; Environmental & Occupational Health ; Environmental Sciences ; Water Resources ; Public
DOI10.1007/s10653-005-9003-3
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine ; Physical Sciences
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEngineering ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health ; Water Resources
WOS SubjectEngineering, Environmental ; Environmental Sciences ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health ; Water Resources
WOS IDWOS:000239722300004
WOS KeywordPOLYCHLORINATED-BIPHENYLS ; ORGANOCHLORINE COMPOUNDS ; YU-CHENG ; BLOOD ; PCB ; HEXACHLOROBENZENE ; DIBENZOFURANS ; CONGENERS ; SEDIMENTS ; EXPOSURE
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ihb.ac.cn/handle/152342/8876
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Corresponding AuthorXu, Y, Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China
2.Zhejiang Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Hangzhou 310009, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Beijing 100050, Peoples R China
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Zhao, Gaofeng,Xu, Ying,Han, Guanggen,et al. Biotransfer of persistent organic pollutants from a large site in China used for the disassembly of electronic and electrical waste[J]. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH,2006,28(4):341-351.
APA Zhao, Gaofeng,Xu, Ying,Han, Guanggen,Ling, Bo,&Xu, Y, Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China.(2006).Biotransfer of persistent organic pollutants from a large site in China used for the disassembly of electronic and electrical waste.ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH,28(4),341-351.
MLA Zhao, Gaofeng,et al."Biotransfer of persistent organic pollutants from a large site in China used for the disassembly of electronic and electrical waste".ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH 28.4(2006):341-351.
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