Atmospheric change comprises many phenomena, namely climate change, acidic deposition, stratospheric ozone depletion, SMOG, increasing trend of suspended particulate matter, and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Among HAPs, a particular group of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), such as some organochlorine pesticides, has shown a variety of toxic effects, altering the biodiversity of many ecosystems. Because of their persistence in the environment, and of their long range transport, the study of the global cycle of POPs is important in understanding how they can affect biodiversity. This can be accomplished by coupling different approaches: toxicity and ecological studies, emission estimates, and the use of global models.

Finizio, A., Di Guardo, A., Cartmale, L. (1998). Hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) and their effects on biodiversity: An overview of the atmospheric pathways of persistent organic pollutants (POPS) and suggestions for future studies. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, 49(2-3), 327-336 [10.1023/A:1005859228855].

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) and their effects on biodiversity: An overview of the atmospheric pathways of persistent organic pollutants (POPS) and suggestions for future studies

Finizio, Antonio
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1998

Abstract

Atmospheric change comprises many phenomena, namely climate change, acidic deposition, stratospheric ozone depletion, SMOG, increasing trend of suspended particulate matter, and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Among HAPs, a particular group of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), such as some organochlorine pesticides, has shown a variety of toxic effects, altering the biodiversity of many ecosystems. Because of their persistence in the environment, and of their long range transport, the study of the global cycle of POPs is important in understanding how they can affect biodiversity. This can be accomplished by coupling different approaches: toxicity and ecological studies, emission estimates, and the use of global models.
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
Biodiversity; Hazardous pollutants; Long range transport; 2300; Pollution; Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
English
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Finizio, A., Di Guardo, A., Cartmale, L. (1998). Hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) and their effects on biodiversity: An overview of the atmospheric pathways of persistent organic pollutants (POPS) and suggestions for future studies. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, 49(2-3), 327-336 [10.1023/A:1005859228855].
Finizio, A; Di Guardo, A; Cartmale, L
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