Chemical, Biological and Ecotoxicological Assessment of Pesticides and Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Bahlui River, in Romania
Background, aim, and scope Current knowledge on environmental impacts of industrial activities in Romania, particularly persistent organic pollutants (POPs), indicates that environmental standards of the European Union are not systematically met. In our study area, additional sources of POPs are agriculture and domestic wastes. Very scarce information is available upon environmental contaminations and effects. In the present study, we investigated the chemical pollution and their eventual impact on the ecosystem by measuring POPs and by using biological indicators of pollution.
Keywords: Bahlui River ; Benthic invertebrates ; Biological indicators of pollution ; Dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT) ; Ecotoxicological assessment ; Estrom ; Hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) ; Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) ; Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) ; Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) ; Pesticides ; Phytoplankton ; POPIASI project ; River pollution ; Romania ; Water toxicity ; Polycyclic Aromatic-Hydrocarbons ; Soil Contamination ; Eastern Romania ; Risk-Assessment ; Sewage-Sludge ; Sediments ; Toxicity
Record created on 2009-07-08, modified on 2016-08-08