PCB 52

PCB 52 is a low chlorinated, volatile PCB. Together with other low chlorinated congeners (e.g. PCB 28 and PCB 101) it stands for acute contamination of the ambient air. It degrades rather fast and accumulation in organisms is low.

Specimen

  • Bioindicator in rivers and lakes
  • As the only viviparous fish in German nearshore waters, it is a bioindicator in nearshore coastal marine ecosystems.
  • Inshore, the herring gull mainly feeds from the sea: upon fish, mussels, and crabs.
  • A major primary producer in semi-natural and anthropogenic affected ecosystems.
  • A major primary producer in semi-natural and anthropogenic affected ecosystems.
  • The roe deer is the most common of the larger herbivores (first order-consumer) to be found in the wild in Europe.

Sampling area

Sampling period

1985 - 2021