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M. Catharino Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, IPEN–CNEN/SP Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 2242, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP 05508-000, Brazil

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M. Vasconcellos Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, IPEN–CNEN/SP Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 2242, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP 05508-000, Brazil

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A. Kirschbaum Laboratório de Ecotoxicologia Marinha e Microfitobentos, Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidade de São Paulo, IO-USP Praça do Oceanográfico, 191, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP 05508-120, Brazil

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M. Gasparro Laboratório de Ecotoxicologia Marinha e Microfitobentos, Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidade de São Paulo, IO-USP Praça do Oceanográfico, 191, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP 05508-120, Brazil

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C. Minei Laboratório de Ecotoxicologia Marinha e Microfitobentos, Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidade de São Paulo, IO-USP Praça do Oceanográfico, 191, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP 05508-120, Brazil

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E. de Sousa Laboratório de Ecotoxicologia Marinha e Microfitobentos, Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidade de São Paulo, IO-USP Praça do Oceanográfico, 191, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP 05508-120, Brazil

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Abstract  

The marine environment is constantly affected by anthropic actions, with causes consequent degradation of the waters and marine biota by various discharges of xenobiotics. In the present study, the focus was the study of a region of the marine coast of the State of São Paulo (city of Santos), which is one of the most industrialized parts of Brazil and suffers also from a strong impact of domestic effluents. The mussel Perna perna, very abundant in the coast of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, was selected as the biomonitoring organism for the determination of inorganic elements and a passive biomonitoring was performed. The organisms were collected at two sites in São Paulo State coast: Cocanha beach in Caraguatatuba (mussel farm) and Santos Bay (Itaipu and Palmas). Seasonally, the Perna perna were collected between September/08 and July/09 in each study sites. After removal and sample preparation, the elements As, Co, Cr, Fe, Se and Zn were determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and Cd, Pb and Hg were determined by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) in this organism.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
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12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
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Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)