List of potential marine contaminants
The JRC has compiled in a single reference list more than 2700 regulated or priority substances in order to support the identification of relevant contaminants in the marine environment
The identification of priority chemicals is a challenge for regulators, managers and researchers all around the world. This report compiles in a single list more than 2700 substances (or groups of substances) coming from main lists of chemicals compiled by relevant global conventions, European legislation, and dedicated research work. This compilation assists in using a harmonized nomenclature for the unambiguous identification of the substances of concern, facilitating also consistency in MSFD Descriptor 8 data reporting. This general overview will help understand the different options and support further developments for the monitoring and assessment of chemical pollution in marine waters.
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