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Abstract

This desk study was co-ordinated and financed by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra. It gives an overview of the occurrence of organic compounds, such as LAS, DEHP, NP(E), PAH, PCB and PCDD/F and others, in sewage sludge, basic toxicological data, a review on the persistence of organic contaminants in soils and risk assessments for the various pathways. The attempt was made to identify additional substances or substance groups that might cause hazards and should be regulated.

From around 800 papers found in a literature search, about 150 papers were selected for use in this study. The study gives a priority list of organic contaminants, which is intended to be completed with contributions representing the views of the different Member States. Chapter 4 gives a summary of conclusions of the pertinent publications and points out where further information is needed.

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Authors: LANGENKAMP H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);PART P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20135 (2002), 67pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200315968 / Last updated on: 2003-02-26
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en