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Are preserved coastal water bodies in Spanish Mediterranean basin impacted by human activity? Water quality evaluation using chemical and biological analyses

Celma Tirado, Alberto and Gago-Ferrero, Pablo and Golovko, Oksana and Hernandez, Felix and Lai, Foon Yin and Lundqvist, Johan and Menger, Frank and Sancho, Juan and Wiberg, Karin and Ahrens, Lutz and Bijlsma, Lubertus (2022). Are preserved coastal water bodies in Spanish Mediterranean basin impacted by human activity? Water quality evaluation using chemical and biological analyses. Environment International. 165 , 107326
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Abstract

The Spanish Mediterranean basin is particularly susceptible to climate change and human activities, making it vulnerable to the influence of anthropogenic contaminants. Therefore, conducting comprehensive and exhaustive water quality assessment in relevant water bodies of this basin is pivotal. In this work, surface water samples from coastal lagoons or estuaries were collected across the Spanish Mediterranean coastline and subjected to target and suspect screening of 1,585 organic micropollutants by liquid chromatography coupled to ion mobility separation and high resolution mass spectrometry. In total, 91 organic micropollutants could be confirmed and 5 were tentatively identified, with pharmaceuticals and pesticides being the most prevalent groups of chemicals. Chemical analysis data was compared with data on bioanalysis of those samples (recurrent aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) activation, and estrogenic receptor (ER) inhibition in wetland samples affected by wastewater streams). The number of identified organic contaminants containing aromatic rings could explain the AhR activation observed. For the ER antagonistic effects, predictions on estrogenic inhibition potency for the detected compounds were used to explain the activities observed. The integration of chemical analysis with bioanalytical observations allowed a comprehensive overview of the quality of the water bodies under study.

Authors/Creators:Celma Tirado, Alberto and Gago-Ferrero, Pablo and Golovko, Oksana and Hernandez, Felix and Lai, Foon Yin and Lundqvist, Johan and Menger, Frank and Sancho, Juan and Wiberg, Karin and Ahrens, Lutz and Bijlsma, Lubertus
Title:Are preserved coastal water bodies in Spanish Mediterranean basin impacted by human activity? Water quality evaluation using chemical and biological analyses
Series Name/Journal:Environment International
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:165
Article number:107326
Number of Pages:11
Publisher:PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
ISSN:0160-4120
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
Keywords:Ion mobility high resolution mass spectrometry, Bioanalysis, Wetland, Albufera, Ebro river, Organic micropollutants screening, Coastal lagoons
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-118720
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-118720
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1016/j.envint.2022.107326
Web of Science (WoS)000832982000002
ID Code:28747
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(VH) > Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:02 Sep 2022 11:27
Metadata Last Modified:02 Sep 2022 11:31

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