Contamination of soil, leaves and vegetables by polychlorinated biphenyls in Xiamen region, China
Maskaoui, K（Biology Department, Shantou University, Shantou 515063,China ）
Zhou, JL（Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of Sussex, Falner, Brighton BN1 9QJ,UK ）
Han, YL（Biology Department, Shantou University, Shantou 515063,China ）
Hong, HS（Key Lab.of Maarine Environmental Science of SED ,Xianmen 361005,China ）
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The paper aimed to identify the primary of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Jiulong River Estuary, investigate the spatial distribution of PCBs contamination in the environment, localize the atmospheric source and evaluate ongoing PCBs emissions by analyzing soil samples collected along the Jiulong River region. In addition, the accumulation of PCBs in the human food chain was quantified by analyzing leaf of orange trees and vegetable samples collected along a gradient of soil/atmospheric contamination moving away from the source. Consequently, the impact on the human health and the ecosystem was quantified, different management options were proposedto reduce this impact and to carry out research on organic contaminants along the Jiulong River and Xiamen region.