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Towards a global historical emission inventory for selected PCB congeners--a mass balance approach. 1. Global production and consumption.
Information on the historical global production and consumption of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is urgently needed for estimating PCB fluxes to the environment and for interpreting globalExpand
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A first global production, emission, and environmental inventory for perfluorooctane sulfonate.
This study makes a new estimate of the global historical production for perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (POSF), and then focuses on producing a first estimate of the global historical environmentalExpand
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Towards a global historical emission inventory for selected PCB congeners--a mass balance approach. 2. Emissions.
Accurate and complete data on the global atmospheric releases (emissions) of individual PCB congeners are essential to study source-receptor relationships and contamination patterns in remote areas,Expand
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Global distribution and budget of PCBs and HCB in background surface soils: implications for sources and environmental processes.
This paper presents data from a survey of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) concentrations in 191 global background surface (0-5 cm) soils. Differences of up to 4 orders ofExpand
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Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in indoor dust in Ottawa, Canada: implications for sources and exposure.
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are widely used as additive flame retardants in plastics, soft furnishings, electrical and electronic equipment, and insulation in the indoor environment, andExpand
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Towards a global historical emission inventory for selected PCB congeners--a mass balance approach 3. An update.
Previously published estimates of the global production, consumption and atmospheric emissions of 22 individual PCB congeners [Breivik K, Sweetman A, Pacyna JM, Jones KC. Towards a global historicalExpand
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Bioremediation of soil contaminated with polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): a review.
Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) constitute a group of priority pollutants which are present at high concentrations in the soils of many industrially contaminated sites. Criteria establishedExpand
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Passive air sampling of PCBs, PBDEs, and organochlorine pesticides across Europe.
This study presents concurrently sampled ambient air data for a range of persistent organic pollutants at the continental scale. This was achieved using a passive air sampling system, deployingExpand
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Bound pesticide residues in soils: a review.
This article is a review of the current state of knowledge regarding the formation and biological/environmental significance of bound pesticide residues in soils. We begin by defining various termsExpand
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PBDEs in European background soils: levels and factors controlling their distribution.
Surface soils (0-5 cm) from remote/rural woodland (coniferous and deciduous) and grassland locations on a latitudinal transectthrough the United Kingdom and Norway were analyzed for polybrominatedExpand
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