Screening of phenolic substances in the Nordic environments

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The aim of this Nordic study was to investigate the occurrence of different phenolic substances in the Nordic environment. The phenolic substances include both long and short chain alkylphenols, some bisphenols and monoetoxylates of octyl- and nonylphenols. Most of the selected substances are so-called high production volume (HPV) chemicals and are considered being more or less persistent in the environment and/or hazardous to aquatic organisms. Some are of even greater concern due to endocrine effects.



Environmental fate, toxicity and effects

A study on alkylphenols, their properties, usage and emission to the atmosphere and occurrence, fate and effects in the aquatic environment has recently been performed by the Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands (Groshart et al., 2001), and in 2003 the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) performed a screening for butylphenols, methylphenols, and long-chain alkylphenols in the Swedish environment (Remberger et al., 2003).


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