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Urban Air Transect Study to Investigate Urban Areas as Sources of PCDDs and PCDFs to the Environment

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An urban air transect study was undertaken in Oklahoma City, OK, to investigate whether urban areas represent sources of dioxin-like compounds to the rural environment. This study proposed the hypothesis that the collective human activities characteristic of cities cause urban areas to behave as sources of dioxin-like compounds, and as such, contribute to the general atmospheric background levels of dioxin-like compounds observed in rural areas. To test this hypothesis, a study was designed and field sampling campaigns were conducted in December 2000 and December 2001. This paper reports on the results of that study.

Cleverly, D.; Holdren, M.; Stafford, K; Winters, D.; Riggs, K.; Ferrario, J.; Hartford, P.; Morrison, J.; Holowecky, P.; Wisbith, T. 2003. Urban Air Transect Study to Investigate Urban Areas as Sources of PCDDs and PCDFs to the Environment. Organohalogen Compounds, 63 (no page numbers).

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The full article is available in Downloads. Posting of the article approved by Ecoinforma Press, Jean-Paul-Str. 30, D-95444 Bayreuth. Fax: 49-021-54626. E-Mail: otto.hutzinger@uni-bayreth.de

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