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Research article2018Peer reviewed

Industrial and natural compounds in filter‐feeding black fly larvae and water in 3 tundra streams

Kupryianchyk, Darya; Giesler, Reiner; Bidleman, Terry F.; Liljelind, Per; Lau, Danny C P; Sponseller, Ryan A.; Andersson, Patrik L.


We report concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, novel flame retardants, andnaturally occurring bromoanisoles in water and filter-feeding black fly (Simuliidae) larvae in 3 tundra streams in northernSweden. The results demonstrate that black fly larvae accumulate a wide range of organic contaminants and can be used asbioindicators of water pollution in Arctic streams.


Emerging pollutants; Fate and transport; Bioaccumulation; Long-range transport; Arctic streams; Legacy contaminants

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Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
2018, Volume: 37, number: 12, pages: 3011–3017

    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG6 Clean water and sanitation
    SDG15 Life on land

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    Environmental Sciences

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