POPs, PAHs and Elemental Levels in Sediment, Fish and Wild Bird Eggs in the Orange–Senqu River Basin
The preliminary transboundary diagnostic analysis of the Orange–Senqu River basin (2008), noted several knowledge gaps, among them the lack of basin-wide and consistently gathered information on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and heavy metals. This report details the findings of a study that addresses these areas. It also examines levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and provides an assessment of the risks these pollutants pose to human health.
26 Nov 2013