POPs in the Baltic - A review of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Baltic Sea

Publication - 1 April, 2001
This report draws together published scientific literature on levels of POPs that have been recorded in the sediments and biota of the Baltic Sea and studies of their possible impacts upon the highly specialised ecosystem of the region. It also documents studies on the levels of POPs recorded in humans from Baltic nations and of possible effects upon health. The report reveals that the Baltic environment is still suffering fromcontamination by POPs and that adverse impacts upon the health of some of its animal species are still occurring. With these factors in mind the report demonstrates that there is an urgent need for the complete phase out of all releases of POPs to theenvironment.

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Num. pages: 100

ISBN: 90-73361-71-0