Herbicide Contamination of Mediterranean Estuarine Waters - Results from a Med Pol Pilot Survey (Journal article)

Readman, J. W./ Albanis, T. A./ Barcelo, D./ Galassi, S./ Tronczynski, J./ Gabrielides, G. P.

The reported data offers the first extensive evidence that significant concentrations of some herbicides persist in marine systems. In the areas studied (the Ebro delta on the Eastern Coast of Spain, the Rhone delta in the South of France, the River Po, Italy/the Northern Adriatic Sea, the Thermaikos and Amvrakikos Gulfs in Greece and the Nile delta in Egypt) the most commonly encountered herbicides were atrazine, simazine, alachlor, metolachlor and;molinate. In general, aqueous concentrations encountered in the riverine inputs were comparable to (or below) those reported for rivers in other regions of the World. Concentrations generally declined from freshwater locations through estuaries to marine waters. The distributions of some herbicides (e.g. the triazines) in sediments endorsed the environmental persistence of these compounds. In contrast to the other areas studied, no herbicides were detected in samples from a preliminary survey of the Nile delta.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας
Keywords: organic micropollutants,degradation products,united-states,pesticides,residues,valencia,greece,spain,river,soil
URI: https://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/8075
ISSN: 0025-326X
Link: <Go to ISI>://A1993ML72400006
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