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Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and personal care products (PCPs) in the surface sediments of a large tropical bay (Todos os Santos Bay, Brazil)

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Sotao Neto, Basilio M. T. [1] ; Combi, Tatiane [2] ; Taniguchi, Satie [1] ; Albergaria-Barbosa, Ana C. R. [2] ; Ramos, Raissa B. [1] ; Lopes Figueira, Rubens Cesar [1] ; Montone, Rosalinda C. [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Oceanog, Praca Oceanog 191, BR-05508120 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Bahia, Inst Geociencias, Dept Oceanog, Rua Barao Jeremoabo, BR-40170020 Salvador, BA - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Marine Pollution Bulletin; v. 161, n. B DEC 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The occurrence and spatial distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and personal care products (PCPs) were investigated in surface sediments of Todos os Santos Bay. Samples were Soxhlet-extracted and analyzed by gas chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. Quantification limits (QL) ranged from 0.0025 ng g(-1) for POPs to 0.25 ng g(-1) for PCPs. Of the POPs studied, only PCBs and DDTs were detectable, with concentrations ranging from <QL to 4.66 ng g(-1), with increased concentrations near urban and industrial areas. PCPs ranged from <QL to 27.5 ng g(-1) and presented a homogeneous spatial distribution, probably related to the continuous inputs of these compounds from diffuse sources. Mean contaminant inventories ranged from 0.33 +/- 0.23 ng cm(-2) for DDTs to 8.3 +/- 8.4 ng cm(-2) for fragrances. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study on the occurrence of UV filters in sediments from Brazilian coastal environments. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/18348-1 - Multi-User Equipment approved in grant 2015/17763-2: triple quadrupole gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC/MS/MS)
Grantee:Márcia Caruso Bícego
Support type: Multi-user Equipment Program
FAPESP's process: 16/21368-4 - Emerging contaminants in the South and Southeastern coast of Brazil: implementation of the analytical method and environmental distribution
Grantee:Tatiane Combi
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate