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Table 3 Measured concentrations (in µg/kg, dry weight) of PAHs, PCBs, PBDEs, polycyclic musk compounds, and DDE in fish tissues (pooled fish samples) and sediment samples from the Argen River

From: Water quality assessment in the “German River of the years 2014/2015”: how a case study on the impact of a storm water sedimentation basin displayed impairment of fish health in the Argen River (Southern Germany)

Species/sediment Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Barbel (Barbus barbus) Loach (Barbatula barbatula) Loach and bullhead (B. barbatula; C. gobio) Sediment EQS in biota [µg/kg] wet weight
Sampling site/compound U1 D1 U3 D3 U4 D4 U5 D5 U5 D5
Naphthalene 26.99* 6.26 17.43* 8.97 25.16* 31.78* 10.25 52.70* 2.80 4.30 5
Fluorene 5.10 2.61 2.94 2.25 1.97 2.82 1.28 1.42 2.50 2.40 5
Phenanthrene 16.14 8.75 17.94 12.85 15.37 17.34 12.10 6.94 21.00 28.20 5
Fluoranthene 5.70 3.61 6.14 5.28 5.95 7.84 6.85 5.45 35.40 45.80 30
Pyrene 5.22 3.62 5.56 3.97 5.38 6.97 6.42 4.98 32.10 39.70 5
HHCB 19.14 7.86 25.71 16.74 18.99 13.5 12.9 5.78 4.90 3.70
AHTN 6.57 3.96 9.75 8.34 12.43 6.42 6.80 2.38 3.40 2.80
DDE 4.30 3.18 3.75 4.14 4.11 3.66 4.83 3.82 0.90 0.80
PCB-28 2.33 2.66 1.71 1.59 2.20 1.10 0.90 1.90 0.52 0.61
PCB-52 1.53 1.61 0.95 1.31 0.90 1.20 1.10 0.80 0.33 0.28
PCB-101 0.90 1.58 0.72 0.45 2.30 2.80 2.40 1.30 0.45 0.51
PCB-118 0.90 1.58 0.72 0.45 0.60 0.90 0.50 0.40 0.23 0.22
PCB-138 3.99 2.70 3.58 3.21 3.70 4.90 3.50 3.10 0.71 0.62
PCB-153 4.49 3.10 3.80 3.55 4.30 5.20 3.70 3.20 0.75 0.68
PCB-180 1.09 1.00 0.90 0.78 1.10 1.00 1.20 0.80 0.52 0.56
Sum PBDE 1.45* 1.64* 2.37* 1.47* 1.59* 1.55* 4.62* 1.33* 0.69 0.78 0.0085
MTCS 1.24 0.21 1.15 0.64 0.98 1.14 1.51 0.97 1.40 0.90
  1. Values marked with an asterisk (*) indicate concentrations that exceeded the environmental quality standards (EQS) of the European Parliament [26]