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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 effect of different sample preparatory protocols on the induction of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in the H4IIE–luc reporter gene bio–assay
(North-West University, 2012)
Concern on a global scale gave rise to the founding of the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) with a view to restrict the use and production of these toxic chemicals. As a signatory, South Africa ...
Characterising the scale and significance of persistent organic pollutants in South African sediments
(North-West University, 2010)
Water resources in South Africa are scarce, and should therefore be protected against pollutants, also from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). POPs are a global concern due to their ubiquitous presence, persistence ...