Karina Santos Garcia

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The spatial distribution of As (total As, As (III) and As (V)) in estuarine sediments from the main tributaries of Todos os Santos Bay, BA, Brazil, was evaluated under high and low flow conditions. The concentrations of As were determined using a slurry sampling procedure with hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry (HG-AAS). The highest(More)
Several studies have associated high cancer incidence with smoking habits. According to IARC, lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), nickel (Ni), and chromium (Cr) are carcinogenic to humans. These metals are present in cigarettes and their levels vary according to geographical region of tobacco cultivation, fertilizer treatment, plant variety etc. This(More)
In the present paper, a procedure for the determination of total arsenic and arsenic (III) in phosphate fertilizers and phosphate rocks by slurry sampling (SS) with hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry (HG-AAS) is proposed. Arsenic (III) is determinated directly and total arsenic is determinated after reduction reaction. The procedure was(More)
Fourteen polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) included in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) priority pollutant list were analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC–MS). Surface water sampling was undertaken in the Paraguaçu Estuary (Bahia), northern Brazil. Total PAH concentrations varied from 0.0029 to 0.1079 ng/L in the(More)
Camamu Bay (Bahia, Brazil) is an Environmental Protected Area with mangroves of economic and ecological importance. The objective of this study was to elucidate, through the distribution of the benthic macrofauna and its relationships with trace metals and bioavailabilty, if the current quality of the mangrove sediments of Camamu Bay is acceptable for the(More)
The primary objective of this study was to investigate the concentrations and spatial distribution of the total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs) in the intertidal zone surface sediment of Todos os Santos Bay, Brazil, to assess the distribution and degree of contamination by TPHs, measure the level of TPH degradation in the surface sediment, and identify the(More)
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