Title: PCB levels in the atmosphere and surface soils in Croatia as a consequence of war damages - APOPSBAL Project 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Holoubek, I. et al (2003) PCB levels in the atmosphere and surface soils in Croatia as a consequence of war damages - APOPSBAL Project.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: Holoubek, I. 
Other Authors/Producers: Klánová, J., Kohoutek, J., Kostrhounová, R., Picer, M. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/VI ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: Destruction of industrial facilities and spilling of chemicals have the worst effect for the environment. During the Balkan wars the burning or damaging of industrial and military targets in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia resulted in the release of a large number of chemicals into the environment. The atmospheric releases contained also persistent organic pollutants, which are known to be hazardous to health. Under suitable meteorological conditions, these chemicals can be transported across borders over large distances. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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