Selected Plasticisers and Additional Sweeteners in the Nordic Environment

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The report Selected plasticisers and additional sweeteners in the Nordic Environment describes the findings of a Nordic environmental study. The study has been done as a screening, that is, it provides a snapshot of the occurrence of selected plasticisers and sweeteners, both in regions most likely to be polluted as well as in some very pristine environments. The plasticisers analysed were long chained phthalates and adipates, and the sweeteners analysed were aspartame, cyclamate and sucralose. The purpose of the screening was to elucidate levels and pathways of hitherto unrecognized pollutants. Thus the samples analysed were taken mainly from sewage lines, but also in recipients and biota, both in assumed hot-spot areas and in background areas.



Conclusions, plasticisers

The majority of plasticisers included in the screening were frequently found in effluents from WWTPs in all the Nordic countries. The phthalates DEHP, DINP and DIDP were quantitatively dominating. The individual concentrations were generally in the range up to 6,000 ng/l, but in effluents from Faroe Islands concentrations up to 27,000 ng/l were measured.


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