Title: Dioxins in the Baltic Sea herring 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Roots, O. et al. (2003) Dioxins in the Baltic Sea herring. 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: Roots, O. 
Other Authors/Producers: Lahne, R., Otsa, E., Simm, M., Schramm, K-W. 
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: The Baltic Sea is almost totally enclosed by land, and only connected to the North Sea by narrow and shallow straits around Denmark and Sweden. It takes tens of years for all the water in the closed system to be renewed. In addition, the Baltic Sea is the final destination of discharges and land run-off from many highly industrialized countries ( Roots, 1996 ). Fourteen countries lie within the catchment area of the Baltic Sea ( Holoubek, et al., 2000 ). The aim of this study was to determine the content of two compounds, which preserve in the nature, are especially toxic and accumulate in the nature – polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF). PCDD and PCDF have never been produced internationally and have never served any useful purpose. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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