Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Hazardous substances and classification of the environmental conditions in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat: – Comparisons of different Nordic approaches for marine assessments
Show others and affiliations
Responsible organisation
2008 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Hazardous substances, both heavy metals and some man-made organic chemicals, are today widely distributed in the Baltic marine environment. Elevated levels of especially toxic contaminants are of concern, because they can pose a risk to sensitive ecosystems in the Baltic Sea. The objective is to compare and evaluate different classification systems for assessing pollution with hazardous substances in the marine environment presently used by the Nordic countries surrounding the Baltic Sea. The intention is also to propose an operational approach, which can bring the current monitoring strategies more in line with the objectives for environmental assessments in the EU Water Framework Directive. It is argued that an ecotoxicological approach should be developed and it should be based mainly on concentration levels in sediment and biota like mussels and fish and not on concentration levels in seawater. The comparisons and the evaluation of the different classification systems are based on available data for tributyltin (TBT), cadmium (Cd) and polychlorinated bisphenyls (PCBs) as three examples of hazardous substances occurring in the Baltic Sea region.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2008. , 64 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2008:542
Keyword [fi]
Keyword [da]
Keyword [is]
Keyword [no]
Research subject
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-991DOI: 10.6027/TN2008-542ISBN: 978-92-893-1694-1OAI: diva2:701301
Available from: 2014-03-04 Created: 2014-03-04 Last updated: 2014-07-01

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1021 kB)61 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1021 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 61 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 328 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link