Historical records of organic pollutants in sediment cores.

  title={Historical records of organic pollutants in sediment cores.},
  author={Paulina Bigus and Marek Tobiszewski and Jacek Namiesnik},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  volume={78 1-2},
Analyses of sediment core samples are primary sources of historical pollution trends in aquatic systems. Determining organic compounds, such as POPs, in the dated sediments enables the estimation of their temporal concentration changes and the identification of the contaminant origin in local regions. Wars, large-scale fires, economical transitions, and bans on certain chemicals are reflected in the sediment organic compound concentrations. The high POP concentrations in surficial sediments… CONTINUE READING