Diffuse pollution by persistent organic pollutants as measured in plastic pellets sampled from various beaches in Greece.

@article{Karapanagioti2011DiffusePB,
  title={Diffuse pollution by persistent organic pollutants as measured in plastic pellets sampled from various beaches in Greece.},
  author={Hrissi K. Karapanagioti and Satoshi Endo and Yuko Ogata and Hideshige Takada},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={
          312-7
        }
}
Plastic pellets found stranded on beaches are hydrophobic organic materials and thus, they are a favourable medium for persistent organic pollutants to absorb to. In the present study, plastic pellets are used to determine the diffuse pollution of selected Greek beaches. Samples of pellets were taken from these beaches and were analyzed for PCBs, DDTs, HCHs, and PAHs. The observed differences among pellets from various sampling sites are related to the pollution occurring at each site. Plastic… CONTINUE READING

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