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Key Message

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.

Geographic coverage

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100