Monitoring of pollutant bioaccumulation in mussel culture

Updated 2013-02-02

Project monitors bioaccumulation of chlorine compounds and other toxics in mussels in waters below paper industry. In case, where industry has quit (Kemijärvi) information of chemical ecosystem restoration is attained. Project is managed by Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE).

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1988 - 2012
Data collection
1988 - 2012
Data processing
1988 - 2012
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Sirpa Helve
Ambiotica Survontie 9, 40014 Jyväskylä
+358 40 513 5127

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

mussel tissue is tested for chlorine compounds, DDT and PCP.


Regions studied
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Stations or areas where observations are made

Seven sites around the country, Kemijärvi is the monitoring location in Lapland

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Data stored by Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE).
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Koistinen, J., Herve, S., Ruokojärvi, P., Koponen, J., Vartiainen, T. 2010 Persistent organic pollutants in two Finnish watercourses: Levels, congener profiles and source estimation by mussel incubation, Chemosphere 80 (6): 625-633. Kukkola, J., Knuutinen, J., Pessala, P., Schultz, E., Helve, S. 2005. Multivariate statistics of the pyrolysis products of high molecular components in pulping wastewaters to explain their toxicity. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 12(6): 375-380.
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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