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Anthropogenic Contamination of Metals in Sediments of the Santa Rosalía Harbor, Baja California Peninsula.
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PMID:  23277367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
To know the environment impact on a harbor of the Santa Rosalía port on the Baja California peninsula, the concentrations of metals (Cd, Co, Cu, Mn, Pb, U and Zn) in harbor sediments were determined for 13 stations and compared with their average upper Earth´s crust abundance. The mean enrichment factors, calculated using Al as a normalizer, were higher than the unity for Ag, Ba, Bi, Cd, Co, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sb, U, V and Zn. Concentrations of slightly enriched Cd in the sediments are below the effect range low (ERL) sediment quality guidelines value only at three stations. The levels of Pb in the harbor sediments at four stations (1, 6, 9 and 11) are between the ERL (46.7 mg kg(-1)) and the effect range medium (ERM) (218 mg kg(-1)), and Pb content in the rest of the sediment samples is higher than the ERM, demonstrating the high extent of the anthropogenic impact of this metal on the sedimentary environment. The total concentrations of the potentially toxic elements Cu (3,390 ± 804 mg kg(-1)) and Zn (1,916 ± 749 mg kg(-1)) very strongly exceed their ERM, showing a high possibility of toxicological danger for marine biota, living inside or entering the harbor.
Evgueni Shumilin; Angel Rafael Jiménez-Illescas; Silverio López-López
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0800     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0046021     Medline TA:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas-Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Av. IPN s/n, colonia Playa Palo de Santa Rita, Apdo postal 592, 23096, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico,
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