Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Different Tissue Types from Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are lipophilic compounds that may persist in the environment over may years. Aquatic organisms are particularly susceptible to bioaccumulation of these compounds. While the majority of PCBs detected in wildlife are the result of historical use and legacy contamination, rising levels of PBDEs have been documented in North America wildlif (Rayne et al. 2003, Luross et al. 2000).