Hazardous substances in blue mussels in the North East Atlantic
The BRC/ EAC-values have no legal significance and are only related to risks for marine ecosystems and not to human health risks (from consumption of mussels). The ratio is called Ecological Reference Index (ERI). BRC/ EAC-values have an upper and lower limit; the upper value has been used to calculate the ERI. ERI = 1 for the upper limits of the BRC/ EAC-range.
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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