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The Fate of Stable Pollutants — Heavy Metals and Organochlorines — in Marine Organisms

  • J. M. Bouquegneau
  • C. Joiris
Part of the Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology book series (COMPARATIVE, volume 2)

Abstract

Ecotoxicology can be defined as the study of the contamination of ecosystems (i.e., input, concentration, distribution, and speciation of the pollutant in the ecosystem) by natural and artificial pollutants, their mechanisms of accumulation (i.e., uptake, elimination, and detoxification) and their effects on living organisms (see Ramade 1977; Ravera 1984; Bouquegneau et al. 1985 a).

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Heavy Metal Marine Organism Mytilus Edulis Inorganic Mercury Direct Accumulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Bouquegneau
    • 1
  • C. Joiris
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory for OceanologyUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.Laboratory for EcotoxicologyFree University of Brussels (V.U.B.)BrusselsBelgium

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