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dc.contributor.authorvan de Merwe, Jasonen_US
dc.contributor.authorHodge, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorA. Olszowy, Henryen_US
dc.contributor.authorM.Whittier, Joanen_US
dc.contributor.authorIbrahim, Kamarruddinen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Joeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:36:00Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:36:00Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-24T03:05:15Z
dc.identifier.issn00916765en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1289/ehp.0900813en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28010
dc.description.abstractBackground: Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) -such as organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) , polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) , and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) -and heavy metals have been reported in sea turtles at various stages of their life cycle. These chemicals can disrupt development and function of wildlife. Furthermore, in areas such as Peninsular Malaysia, where the human consumption of sea turtle eggs is prevalent, egg contamination may also have public health implications. Objective: In the present study we investigated conservation and human health risks associated with the chemical contamination of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) eggs in Peninsular Malaysia. Methods: Fifty-five C. mydas eggs were collected from markets in Peninsular Malaysia and analyzed for POPs and heavy metals. We conducted screening risk assessments (SRAs) and calculated the percent of acceptable daily intake (ADI) for POPs and metals to assess conservation and human health risks associated with egg contamination. Results: C. mydas eggs were available in 9 of the 33 markets visited. These eggs came from seven nesting areas from as far away as Borneo Malaysia. SRAs indicated a significant risk to embryonic development associated with the observed arsenic concentrations. Furthermore, the concentrations of coplanar PCBs represented 3?300 times the ADI values set by the World Health Organization. Conclusions: The concentrations of POPs and heavy metals reported in C. mydas eggs from markets in Peninsular Malaysia pose considerable risks to sea turtle conservation and human health.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherNational Institute of Environmental Health Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1397en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1401en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironmental Health Perspectivesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume117en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchWildlife and Habitat Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Monitoringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050211en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050206en_US
dc.titleChemical Contamination of Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Eggs in Peninsular Malaysia: Implications for Conservation and Public Healthen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal's website or contact the authors.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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