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Musk Compounds in the Nordic environment

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Synthetic musk compounds are fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products such as cosmetics, laundry detergents and other cleaning agents. The use leads to emission of musk compounds into the atmosphere and into wastewater. The compounds are persistent and may bioaccumulate in the environment. This report presents the results of a screening of musk compounds in the Nordic environment represented by rain water, sewage sludge, fox liver and blue mussels.

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Information on sampling stations

The location of the Danish sampling sites and geographical coordinates and classification of the sites in relation to pollution can be found in table 1. The number of specimen collected from different sites is summarized in table 2. Even those sites, where collection did not succeed, are listed in table 2. Figure 1 displays the Danish sampling sites.

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