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Potential mitigation measures for reducing exposure of cetaceans to persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Holm, Patricia and Hall, Ailsa. (2019) Potential mitigation measures for reducing exposure of cetaceans to persistent organic pollutants (POPs). SC/68A/E/03.

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Abstract

As asked by the subcommittee 'Environmental concerns' at SC 68a we here present a paper summarising the potential mitigation measures for reducing exposure of cetaceans to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in particular and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in general. Firstly, a brief summary on the environmental occurrence, the exposure situation of cetaceans and some remarks on the effects of POPS on cetceans is given. Secondly, suggestions to prevent and control the exposure of cetaceans to POPs and approaches to reduce the risks associated with POP pollution in our environment are listed. In conclusion, we are convinced that the only realistic and sustainable answer is a reduction in usage of hazardous compounds.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Biologie > Aquatische ├ľkologie (Holm)
UniBasel Contributors:Holm, Patricia
Item Type:Working Paper
Publisher:International Whaling Commission
Number of Pages:9
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Discussion paper / Internet publication
Language:English
Last Modified:24 Feb 2020 09:30
Deposited On:19 Feb 2020 09:06

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