Record number :
1985619
Title of article :
Occurrence and partitioning of endocrine-disrupting compounds in the marine environment of Thermaikos Gulf, Northern Aegean Sea, Greece
Author/Authors :
Arditsoglou، نويسنده , , Anastasia and Voutsa، نويسنده , , Dimitra، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2012
Pages :
10
From page :
2443
To page :
2452
Abstract :
An integrated study was conducted to determine the presence of phenolic and steroid endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), in the marine environment of Thermaikos Gulf, Northern Aegean Sea, Greece. Seawater, suspended particulate matter, sediments and biota were examined for nonylphenol, octylphenol, their mono- and diethoxylate oligomers, bisphenol A, estrone, 17α-estradiol, 17β-estradiol, estriol, mestranol and 17 α -ethynylestradiol. Phenolic compounds were detected in all of the compartments, with nonylphenol and its ethoxylates being the dominant pollutants. The occurrence of nonylphenol in sediments presents a significant risk to the biota. Mussels exhibited relatively low concentrations and low bioconcentration factors for NP and OP. The effect of terrestrial sources of the EDCs on the marine environment is discussed. The influence of suspended particulate matter and organic carbon in the partition of the EDCs between the dissolved and the particulate phase was investigated.
Keywords :
Risk , partition coefficients , Nonylphenol , sediment , Mussels , Seawater
Journal title :
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Serial Year :
2012
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