Title: Assessment of persistent toxic substances in the Mediterranean region (Region IV) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Albaiges, J. (2003) Assessment of persistent toxic substances in the Mediterranean region (Region IV). Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs' 
Author 1/Producer: Albaiges, J. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/I0 ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: The Mediterranean Region is a unique ecological and socio-economic set-up based around the Mediterranean Sea basin. The highly developed industrial countries in the North and countries on the way to become industrialised stand in stark contrast to the countries in the South. These differences have significant implications when addressing environmental issues, and particularly those related with the management of PTS. In addition to the problems originated by the controlled and uncontrolled chronic releases of these substances into the environment, the Region has been challenged by different accidental episodes, like the Seveso explosion in 1976 and the bombing of electric and industrial installations during the Kosovo war in 1999, apart from some oil spills in front of its coasts. The presentation will summarise the existing information on sources, levels and transport pathways of PTS in the Region and identify the main gaps of knowledge. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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