Acta Vet. Brno 2011, 80: 353-357

Assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contamination of the Bílina River (Czech Republic) using passive water samplers and fish biliary metabolites

Jana Blahová1, Lucie Schandlová1, Roman Grabic2, Ganna Fedorová2, Tomáš Randák2, Zdeňka Svobodová1

1Department of Veterinary Public Health and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic
2South Bohemian Research Center of Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, Vodňany, Czech Republic


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