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PCBs in Samples from the Environment of the Southern Moravia Region, Czech Republic


The determination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in water, sediment and fish samples from the Czech Republic was carried out using high resolution gas chromatography with electron capture detection. PCBs concentrations in water and sediment samples were rather low and corresponded with the findings from some prior studies. On the other hand, investigated samples of fish tissue were highly contaminated (on average 1.3–266 ng/g fat for individual PCBs), thus, a continuing contamination of fish species with PCBs was proved.

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This research was supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Physical Training of the Czech Republic (MS 6215712422).

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Lána, R., Vávrová, M., Čáslavský, J. et al. PCBs in Samples from the Environment of the Southern Moravia Region, Czech Republic. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 81, 574–577 (2008).

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  • Polychlorinated biphenyls
  • Water
  • Sediment
  • Fish