Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 186, Issue 3, pp 1453–1463 | Cite as

Accumulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the polychaete Paraprionospio sp. from the Yodo River mouth, Osaka Bay, Japan

  • Mohd Yusoff Nurulnadia
  • Jiro Koyama
  • Seiichi Uno
  • Asami Kito
  • Emiko Kokushi
  • Eugene Tan Bacolod
  • Kazuki Ito
  • Yasutaka Chuman
Article

Abstract

This study presents the levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) accumulated by Paraprionospio sp. from the Yodo River mouth, Osaka Bay. Since high concentrations of nonylphenol (NP), bisphenol A (BP), octylphenol (OP), 17β-estradiol (E2), and estrone (E1) have been measured in sediment from Osaka Bay, some bioaccumulation could be expected particularly in benthic animals. EDCs were analysed in Paraprionospio sp., a dominant benthic species in Osaka Bay. The results showed that Paraprionospio sp. had accumulated varying concentrations (wet weight; w.w.) of NP at 1,460–4,410 ng/g; BP at 22.5–39.6 ng/g; OP at 18.9–45.4 ng/g; E2 at 0.89–4.35 ng/g; and E1 at 0.06–2.50 ng/g. Accumulation of NP and OP were highest among the samples gathered in summer (July 2008), while concentrations of BP, E2, and E1 did not much differs within 3 years. EDC levels in Paraprionospio sp. were apparently greater than those in sediments showing bioaccumulation.

Keywords

Bioaccumulation EDCs Paraprionospio sp. Osaka Bay 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The present study was partly funded by the EXTEND 2010 Program, Ministry of Environment, Japan. The authors would like to express their gratitude to Associate Prof. Gilma Tayo of College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas, for the kind comments and recommendations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohd Yusoff Nurulnadia
    • 1
    • 4
  • Jiro Koyama
    • 2
  • Seiichi Uno
    • 2
  • Asami Kito
    • 3
  • Emiko Kokushi
    • 2
  • Eugene Tan Bacolod
    • 1
  • Kazuki Ito
    • 1
  • Yasutaka Chuman
    • 1
  1. 1.United Graduate School of Agricultural SciencesKagoshima UniversityKagoshimaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of FisheriesKagoshima UniversityKagoshimaJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of FisheriesKagoshima UniversityKagoshimaJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of Maritime Studies and Marine SciencesUniversiti Malaysia TerengganuTerengganuMalaysia

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