Global Qualitative and Quantitative Distribution of Micropollutants in the Deep Sea

Caren Leite Spindola Vilela, Taissa Lopes Damasceno, Torsten Thomas, Raquel S Peixoto

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Micropollutants (MPs) include a wide range of biological disruptors that can be toxic to wildlife and humans at very low concentrations (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119414
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
StatePublished - May 19 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-05-25
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): BAS/1/1095-01-01
Acknowledgements: This review was carried out in association with the ongoing R&D project registered as ANP 21005-4, “PROBIO-DEEP – Survey of potential impacts caused by oil and gas exploration on deep-sea marine holobionts and selection of potential bioindicators and bioremediation processes for these ecosystems” (UFRJ/Shell Brasil/ANP), sponsored by Shell Brasil under the ANP R&D levy as “Compromisso de Investimentos com Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento”. R.S.P. was also supported through KAUST grant number BAS/1/1095-01-01. Table 1 Sources, types, and adverse effects of pollutants.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Toxicology


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