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Monitoring of persistent organic pollutants (POPs): Examples from Lake Vattern, Sweden

Lindell, MJ; Bremle, G; Broberg, O and Larsson, Per LU (2001) In Ambio 30(8). p.545-551
Abstract
Lake Vattern in southern Sweden is a large oligotrophic lake with high surface to catchment area ratio (ca. 0.4) and a water residence time of 60 years. The lake combines sensitivity to atmospheric POP-pollution with general susceptibility for effects of POPs and slow concentration decline. Time series, from the 1960s until 1996, of PCBs and DDT in fish and data on TCDD in sediment of L. Vattern are presented and compared to other large lakes. The long time dataset of POPs in Arctic char (Salvelinus salvelinus) shows a significant annual decline of about 5% for PCBs and 13% for DDT. These rates are in agreement with other studies. Nutrients as well as biological effects and factors affecting the fate of POPs in oligotrophic lakes with long... (More)
Lake Vattern in southern Sweden is a large oligotrophic lake with high surface to catchment area ratio (ca. 0.4) and a water residence time of 60 years. The lake combines sensitivity to atmospheric POP-pollution with general susceptibility for effects of POPs and slow concentration decline. Time series, from the 1960s until 1996, of PCBs and DDT in fish and data on TCDD in sediment of L. Vattern are presented and compared to other large lakes. The long time dataset of POPs in Arctic char (Salvelinus salvelinus) shows a significant annual decline of about 5% for PCBs and 13% for DDT. These rates are in agreement with other studies. Nutrients as well as biological effects and factors affecting the fate of POPs in oligotrophic lakes with long residence times are discussed. We propose that oligotrophic clear lakes are important ecosystems for monitoring POPs in biota. (Less)
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  author       = {Lindell, MJ and Bremle, G and Broberg, O and Larsson, Per},
  issn         = {0044-7447},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {545--551},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Ambio},
  title        = {Monitoring of persistent organic pollutants (POPs): Examples from Lake Vattern, Sweden},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2001},
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