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Chlorinated hydrocarbons in the atmosphere and surface soil in the areas of the city Zadar and Mt. Velebit, Croatia

Authors

PICER M. PICER N. KLÁNOVÁ Jana HOLOUBEK Ivan KOBASIC V.

Year of publication 2004
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Fresenius Environ. Bull.
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Field Analytic chemistry
Keywords polychlorinated biphenyls; organochlorinated pesticides; Balkan war; Croatia
Description Damaging of industrial and military targets, natural resources, infrastructure, and homes in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia during the Balkan wars resulted in the release of the large quantities of chemicals, including persistent organic pollutants (POPs), into the environment. The results of few investigations of the PCB contamination in the vicinity of damaged industrial and military objects indicated serious pollution problems in Croatia and Serbia; however there are hardly any data available from Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Kosovo. The information on the levels of these compounds in the atmosphere is even more limited.
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