Title: PCDD/F Ambient Air Concentrations, Congener Pattern and Spatial Distribution along the Mediterranean Sea
Citation: Extended Abstracts Book - SETAC Europe 18th Annual Meeting p. 18-19
Publisher: SETAC Europe
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC41829
URI: http://www.setac.eu/warsaw/Prog_book.pdf
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: There is an increasing global concern regarding the presence of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) in the marine environment due to their adverse health effects in biota and humans. Prove of that is that PCDD/Fs have been included as priority for monitoring and impact assessment in the marine environment in the main international programmes such as, OSPAR, HELCOM, and the Barcelona Convection. However, very few experimental data on PCDD/Fs ambient levels and behaviour far from the shore line (open seas) have been reported up-to-date and no data is available for the Mediterranean Sea to our knowledge. In addition, atmospheric input has been identified as one of the PCDD/Fs sources to marine environments. In this work the first results form a singular experimental campaign across the Mediterranean Sea on board of the oceanographic vessel B/O Garcia del Cid (CSIC) performed in 2006 within the framework of the IP THRESHOLDS of Environmental Sustainability are presented. PCDD/F (¿17 toxic congeners) ambient air concentrations, congener pattern and spatial distribution along the Mediterranean Sea and Marmara and Black Seas are reported.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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