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Passive air sampling for persistent organic pollutants: Introductory remarks to the special issue

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Journal publication date11/2006
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Journal number2
Volume144
Number of pages4
Pages361-364
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

There have been a number of developments in the need, design and use of passive air samplers (PAS) for persistent organic pollutants (POPs). This article is the first in a Special Issue of the journal to review these developments and some of the data arising from them. We explain the need and benefit of developing PAS for POPs, the different approaches that can be used, and highlight future developments and needs. The context, needs and state-of-the-art of passive air sampling techniques for atmospheric persistent organic pollutants are discussed.