Gas-particle distributions, sources and health effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) in Venice aerosols.

@article{Gregoris2014GasparticleDS,
  title={Gas-particle distributions, sources and health effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) in Venice aerosols.},
  author={Elena Gregoris and E Argiriadis and Marco Vecchiato and Stefano Zambon and Silvia De Pieri and Antonio Donateo and Daniele Contini and Rossano Piazza and C. Barbante and Andrea Gambaro},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2014},
  volume={476-477},
  pages={393-405}
}
Air samples were collected in Venice during summer 2009 and 2012 to measure gas and particulate concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs). PCB-11, considered a marker for non-Aroclor contamination of the environment, was found for the first time in the Venetian lagoon and in Europe. An investigation on sources has been conducted, evidencing traffic as the major source of PAHs, whereas PCBs have a similar… CONTINUE READING