Herbicide Contamination of Mediterranean Estuarine Waters - Results from a Med Pol Pilot Survey

 
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1993 (EN)
Herbicide Contamination of Mediterranean Estuarine Waters - Results from a Med Pol Pilot Survey (EN)

Readman, J. W. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας (EL)
Readman, J. W. (EN)

The reported data offers the first extensive evidence that significant concentrations of some herbicides persist in marine systems. In the areas studied (the Ebro delta on the Eastern Coast of Spain, the Rhone delta in the South of France, the River Po, Italy/the Northern Adriatic Sea, the Thermaikos and Amvrakikos Gulfs in Greece and the Nile delta in Egypt) the most commonly encountered herbicides were atrazine, simazine, alachlor, metolachlor and;molinate. In general, aqueous concentrations encountered in the riverine inputs were comparable to (or below) those reported for rivers in other regions of the World. Concentrations generally declined from freshwater locations through estuaries to marine waters. The distributions of some herbicides (e.g. the triazines) in sediments endorsed the environmental persistence of these compounds. In contrast to the other areas studied, no herbicides were detected in samples from a preliminary survey of the Nile delta. (EN)

organic micropollutants (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (EL)
University of Ioannina (EN)

Marine Pollution Bulletin (EN)

English

1993

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