publication . Other literature type . Article . 2006

PAH content, toxicity and genotoxicity of coastal marine sediments from the Rovinj area, Northern Adriatic, Croatia

Nevenka Bihari; Maja Fafand¯el; Bojan Hamer; Blanka Kralj-Bilen;
  • Published: 01 Aug 2006
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Surface marine sediments collected from 8 sampling sites within the Rovinj coastal area, Northern Adriatic, Croatia, were used for determining priority pollutant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and toxic/genotoxic potential of sediment organic extracts. Total PAH concentrations ranged from 32 μg/kg (protected area) to 13.2 mg/kg dry weight (harbor) and showed clear differences between pristine, urban industrial and harbor areas. PAHs distribution revealed their pyrogenic origin with some biogenic influence in harbor. At all sampling sites sediment extracts showed toxic potential that was consistent with the sediment type. No correlation between toxicity ...
free text keywords: Dry weight, Environmental engineering, Genotoxicity, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Bivalvia, biology.organism_classification, biology, Mollusca, Sediment, Mediterranean sea, Water pollution, Environmental chemistry, Chemistry, Pollutant
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