A methodology for Good Environmental Status assessment for mercury in the Mediterranean
1 CNR-Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Division of Rende, Rende, Italy
2 CNR-Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Monterotondo Scalo, Italy
This study presents results from an integrated assessment of mercury pollution aimed at characterizing the primary gaps in our knowledge of the monitoring of the Mediterranean Sea. To conduct this study, we compared measurements of mercury in water and biota with the Environmental Quality Standards laid down by the Environmental Quality Standards Directive (2008/105/EC). This methodological approach is based on the DPSWR (Driver-Pressure-State-Welfare change-Response).
Key words: Environmental Quality Standards / marine waters / pollutants / heavy metals / polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
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