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Mobilisation kinetics of hazardous elements in marine plastics subject to an avian physiologically-based extraction test.
Samples of plastic collected from two beaches in southwest England (n = 185) have been analysed by XRF spectrometry for elements that are hazardous or restricted in synthetic polymers (namely, As, Ba, Br, Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, ...
Concentrations and Migratabilities of Hazardous Elements in Second-Hand Children's Plastic toys.
(American Chemical Society, 2018-03-06)
About 200 second-hand plastic toys sourced in the UK have been analyzed by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for hazardous elements (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, Sb, Se) and Br as a proxy for brominated flame retardants. Each ...
Trace elements in laundry dryer lint: A proxy for household contamination and discharges to waste water.
Seventy samples of laundry dryer lint from 19 households have been analysed for trace elements (As, Br, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, Sb, Zn) by energy-dispersive portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry. Bromine, Fe and Zn were ...
Lead pollution of coastal sediments by ceramic waste
© 2018 Ceramic fragments and fractionated (<2 mm) sediment have been sampled from two beaches in southwest England, along with sediment from a control beach where ceramic waste was lacking. Analysis of the glazed ceramic ...
Antifouling paint particles in intertidal estuarine sediments from southwest England and their ingestion by the harbour ragworm, Hediste diversicolor
© 2019 Antifouling paint particles (APPs) of between 500 μm and >2 mm in diameter have been identified in silty, intertidal estuarine sediments through a combination of microscopy and x-ray fluorescence spectrometry. APPs ...
Heavy Metals in the Glass and Enamels of Consumer Container Bottles
(American Chemical Society, 2019-07-16)
Identification, origin and characteristics of bio-bead microplastics from beaches in western Europe.
Primary microplastics have been collected from 17 beaches along the Atlantic, English Channel and southern North Sea coasts of western Europe. Based on visual characteristics, these plastics were differentiated as either ...
Lead and other heavy metals in soils impacted by exterior legacy paint in residential areas of south west England
© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Legacy paint on publicly-accessible structures in residential areas of Plymouth, UK (a bridge parapet, hospital railings, a goal frame, urban street paving and a telephone kiosk) and local paint-contaminated ...