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Occurrence and toxicity of musks and UV filters in the marine environment
- S, Rainieri, A, Barranco, M, Primec, T, Langerholc
- Food and chemical toxicology 2017 v.104 pp. 57-68
- UV filters, bioaccumulation, food chain, human health, marine ecosystems, marine environment, toxicity, toxicology
- Emerging chemical contaminants in the marine ecosystem represent a threat to the environment and also to human health due to insufficient knowledge about their toxicity and bioaccumulation in the food chain. Consequently, many of them are not regulated. In this review we focus on musks and organic UV filters. For both groups of compounds we describe occurrence in the marine environment, toxic effects identified so far and methods used to identify such effects. The final objective of this work is to identify gaps in the understanding of their toxicology.