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Table 3 Dioxin concentrations in grey seal samples

From: Biomonitoring of selected persistent organic pollutants (PCDD/Fs, PCBs and PBDEs) in Finnish and Russian terrestrial and aquatic animal species

Sample Area Fat % PCDD/F (pg/g fat) DL-PCB (pg/g fat) PCB (ng/g fat) WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ (pg/g fat) WHO-NO-PCB-TEQa (pg/g fat) WHO-PCB-TEQ (pg/g fat) WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ (pg/g fat)
Seal North-Finland 9.5 76.7 557,503 22,900 23 46 190 213
Seal South-West-Finland 9.2 81.7 229,718 7580 21.6 24.2 77 98.6
Seal South-West-Finland 2.2 60.5 215,644 9450 12.6 17.9 70.8 83.4
Seal South-Finland 3.5 186 803,950 28,100 31.2 56.8 270 301.2
Seal West-Finland 2.4 107 517,230 15,000 33.5 50.5 192 225.5
Seal North-Finland 0.7 125 838,231 53,000 8.84 27.4 318 326.84
  1. Fat content (%) are relative to wet weight
  2. a NO Non-ortho-PCB