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Titel (primär) Occurrence and potential risk of triclosan in freshwaters of São Paulo, Brazil—the need for regulatory actions
Autor Montagner, C.C.; Jardim, W.F.; von der Ohe, P.C.; Umbuzeiro, G.A.;
Journal / Serie Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Erscheinungsjahr 2014
Department WANA;
Band/Volume 21
Heft 3
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T32;
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU2;
Abstract Triclosan (TCS) is a broad-spectrum bactericide, highly toxic to algae, which is released into the environment via wastewater effluents. Predicted no-effect concentrations (PNECs) for aquatic biota have been proposed in the literature, varying from 1.4 to 1,550 ng/L, reflecting contradicting protection goals. In this work, six rivers in the state of São Paulo were monitored for TCS and caffeine, a tracer for untreated sewage disposal, over a period of more than 1 year. From 71 samples analyzed, 32 contained TCS at concentrations above the limit of quantification, ranging from 2.2 to 66 ng/L, corresponding to a frequency of exceedance of the lowest PNEC of 86 % (six out of seven sites). No correlation between TCS and caffeine was observed, and one of the reasons for that could be the different use patterns in the local populations. Given the high values found in the investigated rivers, TCS seems to be a strong candidate in the priority list of compounds that should be regulated in Brazil to preserve the aquatic environment.
ID 14668
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Montagner, C.C., Jardim, W.F., von der Ohe, P.C., Umbuzeiro, G.A. (2014):
Occurrence and potential risk of triclosan in freshwaters of São Paulo, Brazil—the need for regulatory actions
Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 21 (3), 1850 - 1858