An overview on background concentrations of inorganic and organic pollutants in the Rhine river is given. Temporary increases in concentrations on the occasion of chemical spills or agricultural use need applications of adequate bioaccumulation and clearance models to predict environmental behaviour of xenobiotics.
Bruno Streit; Bioaccumulation Processes of Organic Pollutants by Animals of the River Rhine. Water Sci Technol 1 February 1994; 29 (3): 145–147. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1994.0087
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