The Scientific World Journal / 2013 / Article / Tab 8

Research Article

Assessing the Ecological Risk of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sediments at Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Table 8

Concentration of carcinogenic PAHs (ng g−1 dry wt.) and total toxic BaP equivalent (total TEQ, ngTEQ g−1 dry wt.) in sediments from different locations around the world; data show range.

Location Reference

Barents Sea, Russia7864–6318–300[55]
Kaohsiung Harbor, Taiwan7256–8067 55–1964[12]
Meiliang Bay, China5621–273794–856[13]
Sediment quality guidelines (ERL)71373[10]
Sediment quality guidelines (ERM)78410[10]
Langkawi Island, Malaysia7270–744 76.3–174.6 Present study

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