Occurrence, distribution and ecological risk assessment of multiple classes of UV filters in surface waters from different countries

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Mirabelle M.P. Tsui
  • H. W. Leung
  • Tak-Cheung Wai
  • Nobuyoshi Yamashita
  • Sachi Taniyasu
  • Wenhua Liu
  • Margaret B. Murphy

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-65
Journal / PublicationWater Research
Volume67
Early online date18 Sep 2014
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2014

Abstract

Organic UV filters are common ingredients of personal care products (PCPs), but little is known about their distribution in and potential impacts to the marine environment. This study reports the occurrence and risk assessment of twelve widely used organic UV filters in surface water collected in eight cities in four countries (China, the United States, Japan, and Thailand) and the North American Arctic. The number of compounds detected, Hong Kong (12), Tokyo (9), Bangkok (9), New York (8), Los Angeles (8), Arctic (6), Shantou (5) and Chaozhou (5), generally increased with population density. Median concentrations of all detectable UV filters were

Research Area(s)

  • Marine environment, Personal care products, Risk assessment, Seasonal variation, Surface water, Ultraviolet filters

Citation Format(s)

Occurrence, distribution and ecological risk assessment of multiple classes of UV filters in surface waters from different countries. / Tsui, Mirabelle M.P.; Leung, H. W.; Wai, Tak-Cheung; Yamashita, Nobuyoshi; Taniyasu, Sachi; Liu, Wenhua; Lam, Paul K.S.; Murphy, Margaret B.

In: Water Research, Vol. 67, 15.12.2014, p. 55-65.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review