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Passive air sampling of PCBs, PBDEs and organochlorine pesticides across Europe. / Jaward, Foday M.; Farrar, Nick J.; Harner, Tom; Sweetman, Andrew J.; Jones, Kevin C.

In: Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 38, No. 1, 01.01.2004, p. 34-41.

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Jaward, FM, Farrar, NJ, Harner, T, Sweetman, AJ & Jones, KC 2004, 'Passive air sampling of PCBs, PBDEs and organochlorine pesticides across Europe.', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 34-41. https://doi.org/10.1021/es034705n

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Jaward, F. M., Farrar, N. J., Harner, T., Sweetman, A. J., & Jones, K. C. (2004). Passive air sampling of PCBs, PBDEs and organochlorine pesticides across Europe. Environmental Science and Technology, 38(1), 34-41. https://doi.org/10.1021/es034705n

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Jaward FM, Farrar NJ, Harner T, Sweetman AJ, Jones KC. Passive air sampling of PCBs, PBDEs and organochlorine pesticides across Europe. Environmental Science and Technology. 2004 Jan 1;38(1):34-41. https://doi.org/10.1021/es034705n

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Jaward, Foday M. ; Farrar, Nick J. ; Harner, Tom ; Sweetman, Andrew J. ; Jones, Kevin C. / Passive air sampling of PCBs, PBDEs and organochlorine pesticides across Europe. In: Environmental Science and Technology. 2004 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 34-41.

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