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Measurements of persistent organic pollutants in Estonian ambient air (1990-2013)
Estonian Environmental Research In stitute, Estonian Environmental Research Centre, Tallinn, Estonia .
Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia.
Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic .
Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic .
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2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, ISSN 1736-6046, E-ISSN 1736-7530, Vol. 64, no 2, 184-199 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

Central and Eastern Europe is a region that is expected to need more data on the concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the ambient air in the future. Passive air sampling is a cheap screening method for comparison of contamination on various sites or for verification of information obtained by active samplers. Passive air samplers are sensitive enough to mirror even small-scale differences, which makes them capable of monitoring spatial, seasonal, and temporal variations. Different passive air samplers were employed between 1990 and 2013 from time to time in six Estonian air monitoring stations. The concentrations of PCB and its congeners, HCB, PeCB, HCH, and DDT (the same for PBDE, PCN, PCDD/F) in Estonian ambient air were very low, but they allow tracking transboundary air pollution. The main aim of this article is analysis of changes in the ambient air pollution in Estonia during a long period of time (1990-2013). Also, selection of Lahemaa background station for monitoring POPs in the European area is addressed.

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Tallinn, Estonia: Estonian Academy Publishers , 2015. Vol. 64, no 2, 184-199 p.
Keyword [en]
persistent organic pollutants; passive air sampling; Estonia; air quality
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Environmental Sciences
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Enviromental Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-49771DOI: 10.3176/proc.2015.2.07ISI: 000356470500008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84930356404OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-49771DiVA: diva2:918905
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Funding Agencies:

Estonian State Monitoring Programme (ESMP)

Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX) - National Infrastructure for Research of Toxic Compounds in the Environment - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic LM2011028

Large European-scale air sampling campaigns

United States Environmental Protection Agency DE-FG09-96SR18558 

Available from: 2016-04-12 Created: 2016-04-12 Last updated: 2016-04-13Bibliographically approved

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