Title: Benzo(a)pyrene in the atmospheric air and deposition at remote and urban sites of the Baltic countries 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Milukaite, A. et al. (2003) Benzo(a)pyrene in the atmospheric air and deposition at remote and urban sites of the Baltic countries. 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: Milukaite, A. 
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-->Diffuse pollution overview
 
Short description: Concentration of benzo(a)pyrene was investigated in atmospheric air and deposition at 2 urban and 3 rural sites in the eastern region of the Baltic Sea. The monthly average concentration of benzo(a)pyrene varied from 0.04 ng⋅m-3 and to 0.88 ng⋅m-3 in warm season and from 0.41 ng⋅m-3 and to 2.99 ng⋅m-3 in cold season in atmospheric air of the remote sites. Annual deposition of benzo(a)pyrene to the ground surface varied from 14.0 µg⋅m-2 at remote site to 24.7 µg⋅m-2 at the suburb of the city. These variations mainly are caused by influence of local sources of pollution with increasing urbanization level on the seashore and other remote sites. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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