Tentative levels of pops in Lithuanian environment
2005 (English)In: Environment, technology, resources: proceedings of the 5th International Scientific and Practical Conference on Environment, Technology and Resources, JUN 16-18, 2005 / [ed] Noviks, G, Rezekne: Rezekne higher education institution - Rezeknes Augstskola , 2005, 172-178 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemical substances that persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food web, and pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment. The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from POPs. In implementing the Convention, Governments will take measures to eliminate or reduce the release of POPs into the environment. This study was done in order to evaluate tentative POPs levels in Lithuania. Limited amount of PAHs and PCBs were analyzed in Siauliai air, in two biggest Lithuanian rivers - Nemunas and Neris, and in one of the biggest waste landfill in Lapes. Sampling was done using semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs). The same procedure of sampling and analyses was used to ensure data comparability. In general, POPs pollution levels were compared with results from other studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rezekne: Rezekne higher education institution - Rezeknes Augstskola , 2005. 172-178 p.
POPs, PAHs, PCBs, SPMDs, environment, Stockholm Convention, air, water, landfill
Agricultural Science Mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120449ISI: 000264277200023OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-120449DiVA: diva2:929123
5th International Scientific and Practical Conference on Environment, Technology and Resources, JUN 16-18, 2005, Rezekne, Latvia