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International agreements on sewage sludge disposal require the level of chlorobiphenyls (CBs) to be monitored. CBs released from domestic and industrial waste concentrate in the organically rich fraction of the sludge which is discharged at sea or on the land, where they persist for a number of years. These compounds are highly toxic and have both carcinogenic and teratogenic properties. The seven CBs considered here have been selected as reference materials because they are frequently detected in sewage sludge and can easily be separated by the analytical techniques described. They are indicative of the main groups of CBs found in sewage sludge.

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Authors: GRIEPINK B, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MAIER E A, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT);WELLS D E, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12823 EN (1990) 59 pp., FS, ECU 6.25
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1429-9
Record Number: 199010867 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en