Halogenated organic compounds in archived whale oil : a pre-industrial record
MetadataShow full item record
To provide additional evidence that several halogenated organic compounds (HOCs) found in environmental samples are natural and not industrially produced, we analyzed an archived whale oil sample collected in 1921 from the last voyage of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan. This sample, which predates large-scale industrial manufacture of HOCs, contained two methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs), five halogenated methyl bipyrroles (MBPs), one halogenated dimethyl bipyrrole (DMBP), and one dimethoxylated polybrominated biphenyl (diMeO-PBB). This result indicates, at least in part, a natural source of the latter compounds. Capsule Nine halogenated organic compounds have been detected in archived whale oil from the 1920s.
Author Posting. © The Authors, 2006. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Elsevier B.V. for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Environmental Pollution 145 (2007): 668-671, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2006.08.022.
Suggested CitationPreprint: Teuten, Emma L., Reddy, Christopher M., "Halogenated organic compounds in archived whale oil : a pre-industrial record", 2006-07-24, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2006.08.022, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/1281
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Wilson, Joanna Y.; Cooke, Suzy R.; Moore, Michael J.; Martineau, Daniel; Mikaelian, Igor; Metner, Donald A.; Lockhart, W. Lyle; Stegeman, John J. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2005-07-14)Cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) is induced by exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and planar halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs) such as non-ortho polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). In this study, we ...
Transport of organic carbon from the California coast to the slope region : a study of Δ14C and δ13C signatures of organic compound classes Hwang, Jeomshik; Druffel, Ellen R. M.; Komada, Tomoko (American Geophysical Union, 2005-05-05)Surface sediments along a transect from an abyssal site in the northeastern Pacific (Station M, 34°50′N, 123°00′W) to a small mountainous river on the California coast (Santa Clara River) were studied to investigate the ...
Wakeham, Stuart G.; Goodwin, Jeffrey T.; Davis, Alan C. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1982-08)Volatile organic compounds (VOC) have been determined in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, water samples as part of an investigation into the sources, fates, and transport of volatile organic compounds in estuarine and ...