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Presence, levels and distribution of pollutants in the estuarine food web : Swartkops River Estuary, South Africa
(North-West University, 2014)
Estuaries are among the most productive and diverse of aquatic habitats supporting a rich variety of plants and animals. They are nursery areas for many species of fish harvested by recreational and subsistence anglers. ...
Sources, pathways, exposures and hazards of perfluorinated chemicals in the Orange River Catchment
(North-West University (South Africa), Potchefstroom Campus, 2017)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) can be classified as widely distributed organic compounds, sharing a suite of physical and chemical properties, occurring in all environmental compartments with serious toxicological ...
An assessment of dioxins, dibenzofurans and PCBs in the sediments of selected freshwater bodies and estuaries in South Africa
(North-West University, 2007)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are a threat to the environment and human health because they are ubiquitous, resistant to degradation, can bio-accumulate in organisms and bio-magnify in food chains. They have a ...
The determination of dioxin-like POPs in sediments and fish of the Vaal Triangle region, Gauteng, South Africa
(North-West University, 2006)
Water resources in South Africa are scarce, and should therefore be protected against pollutants, also from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). This is emphasised by the Stockholm Convention on POPs, which aims at ...
The presence of persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals in sediment samples from rivers in the Kruger National Park
Since 2008, large numbers of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) carcasses were found in the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa. Most of the crocodile carcasses were found in the Olifants Gorge, which is situated ...