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Title: Persistent organic pollutants in marine biota: Environmental and human health risks
Keywords: persistent organic pollutant, bioaccumulation, microwave assisted extraction, marine biota, environmental toxicology, endocrine disruption
Issue Date: 19-May-2005
Citation: BAYEN STEPHANE JEAN MARCEL (2005-05-19). Persistent organic pollutants in marine biota: Environmental and human health risks. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In 2001, 122 nations (including Singapore) signed the Stockholm Convention under the United Nation Environmental Program to phase out a suite of 12 persistent organic pollutants (POPs) considered as a potential risk to the environment and human health. In the present study, detailed laboratory and field studies have been undertaken on the measurement, distribution and fate of POPs in Singaporea??s marine biota and seafood, coupled with human risk assessment studies on seafood processing and consumption. Contaminants of interest included a??conventionala?? POPs, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides, but also the polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) which have emerged in the last decade as potential a??newa?? POPs of concern. For this project, a fast, sensitive and robust analytical method, using microwave assisted extraction (MAE), was optimized and validated for the analysis of POPs, including PBDEs, in marine biota tissues.
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