Title: Distribution and biological impact of dioxin-like compounds in risk zones along the Ebro River basin (Spain). 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2008 
Availability: Chemosphere 71(6), 1156-1161 
Author 1/Producer: Eljarrat E. 
Other Authors/Producers: Martinez M. A., Sanz P., Concejero M. A., Pina B., Quiros L., Raldua D., Barcelo D. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Elsevier 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Pesticides
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Water and sanitation-->Industrial water
Water and sanitation-->Pollution
Long description: This investigation evaluated the environmental impact associated with PCDDs/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs in the Ebro River basin. Sediments and fish from several species were sampled at three sites with different historical pollution records. Seventeen toxic PCDDs/Fs and 12 dioxin-like PCBs were analyzed by GC–MS. The results obtained indicated significant accumulation of dioxin-like PCBs, but not of PCDDs/Fs, in sediments and fish at the Flix site compared to the other sites. The data implies a significant biological impact at the Flix site, closely related to the presence of dioxin-like PCBs, whereas the PCDDs/Fs contribution to this impact does not appear to be significant. 
Link to Project(s): AQUATERRA Integrated modelling of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system; advanced tools for the management of catchment areas and river basins in the context of global change
Submitted By: Dr Antony Chapman WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 24/04/2009

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