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Passive sampling methods for monitoring endocrine disruptors in the Svratka and Svitava rivers in the Czech Republic
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry. Institute of Public Health Ostrava, Czech Republic.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0935-2075
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2010 (English)In: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, ISSN 0730-7268, E-ISSN 1552-8618, Vol. 29, no 3, 550-555 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) are manmade or natural chemicals that have the ability to interfere with the endocrine system of animals. They have not been monitored systematically in the Czech Republic. The goal of the present study was the characterization of aquatic environmental pollution from the Brno (Czech Republic) city agglomeration focusing on EDC. Passive sampling devices, as well as semipermeable membrane devices (SPMD) and polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS), were used for the pilot assessment of EDC. They were deployed for 21- to 28-d periods at nine locations in the Svratka and Svitava Rivers, Brno, Czech Republic, including at the inlet and outlet of Brno's wastewater treatment plant. The SPMDs were used to monitor nonpolar compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and organochlorinated pesticides (OCP). The POCIS were used to monitor polar compounds such as pesticides and their metabolites, perfluoro-organic compounds (PFOC), and pharmaceuticals. The passive samplers allowed very low detection limits for soluble (bioavailable) fractions of pollutants. The contribution of PAH, PCB, and HCB in sewage water to pollution of the Svratka River was low. The Brno wastewater treatment plant was identified as the main source of pharmaceuticals, triclosan, methyl triclosan, and some polar pesticides.

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Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), 2010. Vol. 29, no 3, 550-555 p.
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Endocrine disruptors, Passive sampling, Semipermeable membrane devices, Polar organic chemical integrative samplers
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Environmental Sciences Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-109866DOI: 10.1002/etc.85ISI: 000275368600010PubMedID: 20821477OAI: diva2:859568
1st International Workshop on Aquatic Toxicology and Biomonitoring, AUG 27-29, 2008, Vodnany, CZECH REPUBLIC
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