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Selected Plasticisers and Additional Sweeteners in the Nordic Environment

Publication Year2013
PublisherNordic Council of Ministers
Report Homepagehttp://www.norden.org/sv/publikationer/publikationer/2013-505
Publication IdentifierTemaNord 2013:505
ISBN978-92-893-2464-9


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The report describes the findings of a Nordic environmental study. The study has been done as a screening, that is, it provides a snapshot of the occurrence of selected plasticisers and sweeteners, both in regions most likely to be polluted as well as in some very pristine environments. The plasticisers analysed were long chained phthalates and adipates, and the sweeteners analysed were aspartame, cyclamate and sucralose. The purpose of the screening was to elucidate levels and pathways of hitherto unrecognized pollutants. Thus the samples analysed were taken mainly from sewage lines, but also in recipients and biota, both in assumed hot-spot areas and in background areas.