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We created a database in order to quantitatively assess the occurrence and removal efficiency of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). From 117 scientific publications, we compiled 6641 data covering 184 PPCPs. Data included the concentrations of PPCPs in WWTP influents and effluents, their removal(More)
16 17 POCIS (Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Sampler) is a relatively recent integrative 18 sampler developed to trap hydrophilic organic micropollutants in aquatic environments. 19 Nevertheless, at present, there is no review dealing specifically with this tool. The aim of this paper was to compile information from numerous references based on 21 POCIS(More)
The aim of this study was to characterise biomarker responses in three-spined sticklebacks exposed to copper. For this purpose, adult sticklebacks were exposed for 3 weeks to copper sulphate at 0, 25, 100 and 200μgL(-1) as Cu. At days 4, 8, 12 and 21, several parameters were measured including liver, gonad and spleen somatic indexes, hepatic biomarkers(More)
This study reports on the occurrence and behaviour of six pesticides and one metabolite in a small stream draining a vineyard catchment. Base flow and flood events were monitored in order to assess the variability of pesticide concentrations according to the season and to evaluate the role of sampling frequency on the evaluation of fluxes estimates. Results(More)
The main objective of this study was to collect new data on the occurrence, levels of priority and emerging organic compounds in freshwater fish sampled in the Rhone River. The 34 studied contaminants included alkylphenols, bisphenol A, polybromodiphenylethers (PBDE), perfluorinated compounds, hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCD), hexachlorobenzene and(More)
We created a database in order to quantitatively assess the occurrence and removal efficiency of PPCPs in WWTPs. From 113 scientific publications, we compiled 5887 data on the concentrations and loads of PPCPs in WWTP influents and effluents, and on their removal efficiency. The first outputs of our database include: (1) a list of the most frequently(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of cadmium on physiological and behavioural responses in Gammarus pulex. In a first experiment, cadmium LC50s for different times were evaluated in 264 h experiment under continuous mode of exposure (LC50(96 h)=82.1 microgL(-1), LC50(120 h)=37.1 microgL(-1), LC50(168 h)=21.6 microgL(-1), LC50(264 h)=10.5(More)
Since the late 1980s, several studies have shown that human populations in the Amazon basin are exposed to high mercury levels in their fish diet. Gold mining, which releases the metal during the amalgamation process and erodes soils naturally rich in mercury, is regarded as the main contamination source. Here, we present the results of a comparative study(More)
Deciphering evolutionary processes occurring within long-term contaminated wild populations is essential for the ecological risk assessment of persistent chemical contaminations. Using field populations of Gammarus, a commonly-used genus in aquatic ecotoxicology, the present study sought to gain insights into the extent to which long-term exposure to metals(More)
The literature increasingly reports sampling rates (Rs) for Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Samplers (POCIS) but the data obtained come from various calibration systems that are not always well-defined (agitation, temperature, measured micropollutant concentrations in water,…). In order to obtain accurate laboratory Rs for priority and emerging(More)