Health effects from contaminant exposure in Baltic Sea birds and marine mammals: A review

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Health effects from contaminant exposure in Baltic Sea birds and marine mammals : A review. / Sonne, Christian; Siebert, Ursula; Gonnsen, Katharina; Desforges, Jean Pierre; Eulaers, Igor; Persson, Sara; Roos, Anna; Bäcklin, Britt Marie; Kauhala, Kaarina; Tange Olsen, Morten; Harding, Karin C.; Treu, Gabriele; Galatius, Anders; Andersen-Ranberg, Emilie; Gross, Stephanie; Lakemeyer, Jan; Lehnert, Kristina; Lam, Su Shiung; Peng, Wanxi; Dietz, Rune.

In: Environment International, Vol. 139, 105725, 2020.

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Sonne, C, Siebert, U, Gonnsen, K, Desforges, JP, Eulaers, I, Persson, S, Roos, A, Bäcklin, BM, Kauhala, K, Tange Olsen, M, Harding, KC, Treu, G, Galatius, A, Andersen-Ranberg, E, Gross, S, Lakemeyer, J, Lehnert, K, Lam, SS, Peng, W & Dietz, R 2020, 'Health effects from contaminant exposure in Baltic Sea birds and marine mammals: A review', Environment International, vol. 139, 105725. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105725

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Sonne, C., Siebert, U., Gonnsen, K., Desforges, J. P., Eulaers, I., Persson, S., ... Dietz, R. (2020). Health effects from contaminant exposure in Baltic Sea birds and marine mammals: A review. Environment International, 139, [105725]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105725

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Sonne C, Siebert U, Gonnsen K, Desforges JP, Eulaers I, Persson S et al. Health effects from contaminant exposure in Baltic Sea birds and marine mammals: A review. Environment International. 2020;139. 105725. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105725

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Sonne, Christian ; Siebert, Ursula ; Gonnsen, Katharina ; Desforges, Jean Pierre ; Eulaers, Igor ; Persson, Sara ; Roos, Anna ; Bäcklin, Britt Marie ; Kauhala, Kaarina ; Tange Olsen, Morten ; Harding, Karin C. ; Treu, Gabriele ; Galatius, Anders ; Andersen-Ranberg, Emilie ; Gross, Stephanie ; Lakemeyer, Jan ; Lehnert, Kristina ; Lam, Su Shiung ; Peng, Wanxi ; Dietz, Rune. / Health effects from contaminant exposure in Baltic Sea birds and marine mammals : A review. In: Environment International. 2020 ; Vol. 139.

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title = "Health effects from contaminant exposure in Baltic Sea birds and marine mammals: A review",
abstract = "Here we review contaminant exposure and related health effects in six selected Baltic key species. Sentinel species included are common eider, white-tailed eagle, harbour porpoise, harbour seal, ringed seal and grey seal. The review represents the first attempt of summarizing available information and baseline data for these biomonitoring key species exposed to industrial hazardous substances focusing on anthropogenic persistent organic pollutants (POPs). There was only limited information available for white-tailed eagles and common eider while extensive information exist on POP exposure and health effects in the four marine mammal species. Here we report organ-tissue endpoints (pathologies) and multiple biomarkers used to evaluate health and exposure of key species to POPs, respectively, over the past several decades during which episodes of significant population declines have been reported. Our review shows that POP exposure affects the reproductive system and survival through immune suppression and endocrine disruption, which have led to population-level effects on seals and white-tailed eagles in the Baltic. It is notable that many legacy contaminants, which have been banned for decades, still appear to affect Baltic wildlife. With respect to common eiders, changes in food composition, quality and contaminant exposure seem to have population effects which need to be investigated further, especially during the incubation period where the birds fast. Since new industrial contaminants continuously leak into the environment, we recommend continued monitoring of them in sentinel species in the Baltic, identifying possible effects linked to climate change, and modelling of population level effects of contaminants and climate change.",
keywords = "Baltic Sea, Biological effects, Contaminants, Exposure, OCP, Organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, Persistent organic pollutants, Polychlorinated biphenyls, POPs",
author = "Christian Sonne and Ursula Siebert and Katharina Gonnsen and Desforges, {Jean Pierre} and Igor Eulaers and Sara Persson and Anna Roos and B{\"a}cklin, {Britt Marie} and Kaarina Kauhala and {Tange Olsen}, Morten and Harding, {Karin C.} and Gabriele Treu and Anders Galatius and Emilie Andersen-Ranberg and Stephanie Gross and Jan Lakemeyer and Kristina Lehnert and Lam, {Su Shiung} and Wanxi Peng and Rune Dietz",
year = "2020",
doi = "10.1016/j.envint.2020.105725",
language = "English",
volume = "139",
journal = "Environment International",
issn = "0160-4120",
publisher = "Pergamon Press",

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AU - Sonne, Christian

AU - Siebert, Ursula

AU - Gonnsen, Katharina

AU - Desforges, Jean Pierre

AU - Eulaers, Igor

AU - Persson, Sara

AU - Roos, Anna

AU - Bäcklin, Britt Marie

AU - Kauhala, Kaarina

AU - Tange Olsen, Morten

AU - Harding, Karin C.

AU - Treu, Gabriele

AU - Galatius, Anders

AU - Andersen-Ranberg, Emilie

AU - Gross, Stephanie

AU - Lakemeyer, Jan

AU - Lehnert, Kristina

AU - Lam, Su Shiung

AU - Peng, Wanxi

AU - Dietz, Rune

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N2 - Here we review contaminant exposure and related health effects in six selected Baltic key species. Sentinel species included are common eider, white-tailed eagle, harbour porpoise, harbour seal, ringed seal and grey seal. The review represents the first attempt of summarizing available information and baseline data for these biomonitoring key species exposed to industrial hazardous substances focusing on anthropogenic persistent organic pollutants (POPs). There was only limited information available for white-tailed eagles and common eider while extensive information exist on POP exposure and health effects in the four marine mammal species. Here we report organ-tissue endpoints (pathologies) and multiple biomarkers used to evaluate health and exposure of key species to POPs, respectively, over the past several decades during which episodes of significant population declines have been reported. Our review shows that POP exposure affects the reproductive system and survival through immune suppression and endocrine disruption, which have led to population-level effects on seals and white-tailed eagles in the Baltic. It is notable that many legacy contaminants, which have been banned for decades, still appear to affect Baltic wildlife. With respect to common eiders, changes in food composition, quality and contaminant exposure seem to have population effects which need to be investigated further, especially during the incubation period where the birds fast. Since new industrial contaminants continuously leak into the environment, we recommend continued monitoring of them in sentinel species in the Baltic, identifying possible effects linked to climate change, and modelling of population level effects of contaminants and climate change.

AB - Here we review contaminant exposure and related health effects in six selected Baltic key species. Sentinel species included are common eider, white-tailed eagle, harbour porpoise, harbour seal, ringed seal and grey seal. The review represents the first attempt of summarizing available information and baseline data for these biomonitoring key species exposed to industrial hazardous substances focusing on anthropogenic persistent organic pollutants (POPs). There was only limited information available for white-tailed eagles and common eider while extensive information exist on POP exposure and health effects in the four marine mammal species. Here we report organ-tissue endpoints (pathologies) and multiple biomarkers used to evaluate health and exposure of key species to POPs, respectively, over the past several decades during which episodes of significant population declines have been reported. Our review shows that POP exposure affects the reproductive system and survival through immune suppression and endocrine disruption, which have led to population-level effects on seals and white-tailed eagles in the Baltic. It is notable that many legacy contaminants, which have been banned for decades, still appear to affect Baltic wildlife. With respect to common eiders, changes in food composition, quality and contaminant exposure seem to have population effects which need to be investigated further, especially during the incubation period where the birds fast. Since new industrial contaminants continuously leak into the environment, we recommend continued monitoring of them in sentinel species in the Baltic, identifying possible effects linked to climate change, and modelling of population level effects of contaminants and climate change.

KW - Baltic Sea

KW - Biological effects

KW - Contaminants

KW - Exposure

KW - OCP

KW - Organochlorine pesticides

KW - PCBs

KW - Persistent organic pollutants

KW - Polychlorinated biphenyls

KW - POPs

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DO - 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105725

M3 - Review

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AN - SCOPUS:85083297123

VL - 139

JO - Environment International

JF - Environment International

SN - 0160-4120

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ER -

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