Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 262–270

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and furans (PCDFs) in urban air and deposition in the United Kingdom

  • Raquel Duarte-Davidson
  • Peter Clayton
  • Peter Coleman
  • Brian J. Davis
  • Crispin J. Halsall
  • Peter Harding-Jones
  • Karl Pettit
  • Mike J. Woodfield
  • Kevin C. Jones
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02986542

Cite this article as:
Duarte-Davidson, R., Clayton, P., Coleman, P. et al. Environ Sci & Pollut Res (1994) 1: 262. doi:10.1007/BF02986542

Abstract

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs) have been monitored in air and deposition at four UK urban sites (London, Cardiff, Manchester and Stevenage) since the beginning of 1991; data from the first 2 years are presented here. Median Σ2,3,7,8-substituted PCDD/F concentrations in air were 3.2, 4.0, 3.5 and 2.6 pg/m3 respectively for London, Cardiff, Manchester and Stevenage. Median Σ2,3,7,8-substituted PCDD/F deposition fluxes were 1.5 ng/m2/day in London, 1.4 ng/m2/day in Cardiff and Manchester and 0.79 ng/m2/day in Stevenage. Seasonal variations in the PCDD/F concentrations were observed at all sites for both air and deposition, with concentrations/fluxes generally elevated during the winter.

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© Ecomed Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raquel Duarte-Davidson
    • 1
  • Peter Clayton
    • 2
  • Peter Coleman
    • 2
  • Brian J. Davis
    • 2
  • Crispin J. Halsall
    • 1
  • Peter Harding-Jones
    • 3
  • Karl Pettit
    • 3
  • Mike J. Woodfield
    • 2
  • Kevin C. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental and Biological SciencesLancaster UniversityLancasterUK
  2. 2.Warren Spring LaboratoryStevenageUK
  3. 3.Rechem Environmental ResearchSouthamptonUK

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