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Article: Fate and risk evaluation of persistent organic contaminants and related compounds in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

TitleFate and risk evaluation of persistent organic contaminants and related compounds in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1998
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/chemosphere
Citation
Chemosphere, 1998, v. 36 n. 9, p. 2019-2030 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Environment Protection Department of Hong Kong has a monitoring program for persistent organic contaminants in sediments of Victoria Harbour, the main harbour of Hong Kong. A fugacity model has been used, based on this sedimentary data, to estimate inputs to the system (probably from sewage, stormwater and industrial discharges) as well as the fate of the contaminants, particularly in terms of the aqueous and biotic concentrations. The risk of deleterious effects on the natural marine system, as well as on the consumers of seafood from the system, was carried out using the estimated aqueous and biotic concentrations together with accepted environmental quality guidelines. The result of our analysis indicated that the chlorohydrocarbons, PCBs (as Aroclor 1254) total DDT and total HCH pose a significant risk, and probably have caused damage to the marine ecosystem as well as posing a hazard to seafood consumers. Much higher concentrations of the less toxic total alkanes, nonaromatic hydrocarbons, linear alkyl benzenes and the compounds giving a unresolved complex mixture (UCM) cannot be evaluated due to a lack of environmental guidelines and the complexity of these substances. However, it is probable that these substances add adverse effects to those due to the other contaminants.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178630
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.536
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dc.contributor.authorWu, RSSen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, BJen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, PSKen_US
dc.contributor.authorConnell, PAen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:48:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:48:48Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.citationChemosphere, 1998, v. 36 n. 9, p. 2019-2030en_US
dc.identifier.issn0045-6535en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178630-
dc.description.abstractThe Environment Protection Department of Hong Kong has a monitoring program for persistent organic contaminants in sediments of Victoria Harbour, the main harbour of Hong Kong. A fugacity model has been used, based on this sedimentary data, to estimate inputs to the system (probably from sewage, stormwater and industrial discharges) as well as the fate of the contaminants, particularly in terms of the aqueous and biotic concentrations. The risk of deleterious effects on the natural marine system, as well as on the consumers of seafood from the system, was carried out using the estimated aqueous and biotic concentrations together with accepted environmental quality guidelines. The result of our analysis indicated that the chlorohydrocarbons, PCBs (as Aroclor 1254) total DDT and total HCH pose a significant risk, and probably have caused damage to the marine ecosystem as well as posing a hazard to seafood consumers. Much higher concentrations of the less toxic total alkanes, nonaromatic hydrocarbons, linear alkyl benzenes and the compounds giving a unresolved complex mixture (UCM) cannot be evaluated due to a lack of environmental guidelines and the complexity of these substances. However, it is probable that these substances add adverse effects to those due to the other contaminants.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/chemosphereen_US
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dc.subject.meshBenzo(A)Pyrene - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshDdt - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshEcosystemen_US
dc.subject.meshFood Contaminationen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLindane - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshPolychlorinated Biphenyls - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshPolycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSeafooden_US
dc.subject.meshSoil Pollutants - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshWater Pollutants - Analysis - Poisoningen_US
dc.titleFate and risk evaluation of persistent organic contaminants and related compounds in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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