alpha-HCH contamination of roe deer from the Nationalpark Harz

Decreasing contamination since the early 1990s

alpha-HCH is environmentally persistent and enriches in organisms and the food web. It is the main constituent of technical HCH which has been banned in Europe in 1991.
The effectiveness of the ban is reflected in decreasing alpha-HCH contamination of roe deer from the NP Harz.

alpha-HCH in liver of roe deer from the NP Harz
Fig. 1: alpha-HCH in liver of roe deer from the NP Harz Zoom in

 

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