There is an indication of decreasing concentrations of cadmium, mercury, lead, DDT, lindane and PCB in mussels from the north-east Atlantic. There is an indication of decreasing concentrations of lead, and to a lesser degree cadmium in mussels from the Mediterranean Sea, and in mercury, lindane and to a lesser degree PCB in herring from the Baltic Sea, showing the effects of abatement policies.
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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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