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Development of Quality Standards (QSs) for Dioxins - WT03007


Dioxins have not been inclueded in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) Priority List. However, this list of substances,which presents significant risk to or via the aquatic environemt, can be progressively added to.
This research will inform the UK position should dioxins be included in future proposals by the Commission.


i) A brief review of current information and data on dioxins in relation to the aquatic environment and human health effects.

ii) Propose long term and short term QSs for fresh and saline water.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2004

Cost: £21,896
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Water Research Centre
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Water Pollution              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Water Quality