Chapter 6 Sources and Occurrence of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Pearl River Delta, South China

Gan Zhang, Xiangdong Li, Bixian Mai, Ping'an Peng, Yong Ran, Xinming Wang, Eddy Y. Zeng, Guoying Sheng, Jiamo Fu

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The Pearl River Delta is a fast-developing economic zone in South China. Relatively abundant monitoring data of POPs are available in the regional environment. DDT is still the most priority POP widely occurred at high concentrations in the air, wild fishes and human breast milk. Fast-increasing municipal waste incinerators, as well as electronic waste cycling activities in the region are important potential sources for PBDEs and PCDD/Fs. Atmosphere and aquatic biota are suggested to be the priority environmental media for monitoring POPs in the subtropical environment, and regional collaboration between mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau on the monitoring and inventory of POPs are of critical need in the Pearl River Delta.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersistent Organic Pollutants in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationSources, Distributions, Transport and Fate
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007

Publication series

NameDevelopments in Environmental Science
ISSN (Print)1474-8177

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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