Emerging and priority contaminants with endocrine active potentials in sediments and fish from the River Po (Italy).

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Article Info
Brevy ID AID2016032815580801
Author(s) Viganò Luigi, Mascolo Giuseppe, Roscioli Claudio
Publication Date 2015
Published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Domain

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Subdomain Environment and Health
DOI 10.1007/s11356-015-4388-8
ISSN 0944-1344
Citations

APA

Viganò Luigi, Mascolo Giuseppe, Roscioli Claudio (2015) Emerging and priority contaminants with endocrine active potentials in sediments and fish from the River Po (Italy).. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(18), 14050-14066.

Chicago

Viganò Luigi, Mascolo Giuseppe, Roscioli Claudio "Emerging and priority contaminants with endocrine active potentials in sediments and fish from the River Po (Italy).." Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22, no. 18 (2015): 14050-14066.

MLA

Viganò Luigi, Mascolo Giuseppe, Roscioli Claudio "Emerging and priority contaminants with endocrine active potentials in sediments and fish from the River Po (Italy).." Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22.18 (2015): 14050-14066.

Topic Tags Chemicals, Environment and Health, Risk Assessment, Water
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Quick Summary

High levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in sediments and fish from the Italian River Po and its Lambro tributary.

Overall Results & Conclusion

Researchers have recommended that fish from some sections of the River Po and the River Lambro, one of the Italian River Po tributaries, should not be eaten due to high levels of some endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the river sediments and fish. This recommendation is based on an extensive update regarding pollution levels of such substances in the rivers.

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Methodology

  1. Researchers collected samples from the top 10 cm of sediment along four stretches of the River Po, one stretch along the River Lambro.
  2. They analysed the samples for the presence of a wide range of endocrine-disrupters, including: flame retardants TBBPA, TCBPA-bis, TBBPA, DBDPE, HBCD and PBDE, personal care products (antimicrobial agents TCS and triclocarban TCC), fragrances galaxolide (HHCB) and tonalide (AHTN), hormones (natural and synthetic oestrogens), surfactants (OP, NP and their ethoxylates), a plastic component (BPA) as well as legacy pollutants (DDT and PCBs).
  3. As people can be exposed to these substances by eating contaminated fish, the researchers also analysed tissue from the common carp (Cyprinus carpio), bream (Abramis brama), sander (Sander lucioperca) and sheatfish (Silurus glanis).

Significance

To ensure all types of waters across Europe are clean and healthy, the European Commission’s Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) requires countries to identify chemical pollutants in the aquatic environment and take action to prevent damage. Directive 2013/39/EU sets environmental quality standards (EQSs) for 45 priority substances, which pose a significant risk to freshwater environments and/or to human health via those environments. Some are endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which interfere with wildlife and human hormones.

Article Info
Brevy ID AID2016032815580801
Author(s) Viganò Luigi, Mascolo Giuseppe, Roscioli Claudio
Publication Date 2015
Published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Domain

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Subdomain Environment and Health
DOI 10.1007/s11356-015-4388-8
ISSN 0944-1344
Citations

APA

Viganò Luigi, Mascolo Giuseppe, Roscioli Claudio (2015) Emerging and priority contaminants with endocrine active potentials in sediments and fish from the River Po (Italy).. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(18), 14050-14066.

Chicago

Viganò Luigi, Mascolo Giuseppe, Roscioli Claudio "Emerging and priority contaminants with endocrine active potentials in sediments and fish from the River Po (Italy).." Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22, no. 18 (2015): 14050-14066.

MLA

Viganò Luigi, Mascolo Giuseppe, Roscioli Claudio "Emerging and priority contaminants with endocrine active potentials in sediments and fish from the River Po (Italy).." Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22.18 (2015): 14050-14066.

Topic Tags Chemicals, Environment and Health, Risk Assessment, Water
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Last edited by Sfep during 03/2016.

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