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Title: Fate and distribution of benzotriazole UV filters and stabilizers in environmental compartments from Gran Canaria Island (Spain): A comparison study
Authors: Montesdeoca-Esponda, Sarah 
Torres-Padrón, María Esther 
Sosa-Ferrera, Zoraida 
Santana-Rodríguez, José Juan 
UNESCO Clasification: 2391 Química ambiental
2301 química analítica
Keywords: Benzotriazole
Marine Ecosystem
Organisms
Uv Filters
Uv Stabilizers, et al
Issue Date: 2021
Project: Estrategias Para El Control y Remediación Natural de Compuestos Orgánicos Emergentes en Aguas Residuales. Impacto en El Medio Marino. 
CEI2018-2-SI1496-6408707 (Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información )
Evaluando El Impacto de la Presencia de Filtros Solares en Playas de Gran Canaria 
Journal: Science of the Total Environment 
Abstract: Tourism is an economic sector of great importance worldwide. In coastal areas, this activity is associated with the use of personal care products, such as ultraviolet (UV) filters and stabilizers. Therefore, assessing their presence and the exposure of living organisms to the impact of this kind of pollutant in such areas could be especially important. The Canary Islands (Spain) are considered an outermost region, and their main economic activity is based on tourism, both national and international. Thus, this area could be remarkably vulnerable to this kind of pollution, and its characterization could be useful to infer conclusions for other similar regions. With this aim, the occurrence of organic UV filters and stabilizers in different environmental matrices in Gran Canaria Island is presented in this work. Six benzotriazole compounds, UV-P, UV-326, UV-327, UV-328, UV-329 and UV-360, were found in wastewater, seawater, sludge, sediment, seaweed and fish samples. The numerous studies devoted to establishing the distribution of these target compounds in many different matrices on a touristic and particularly overcrowded island such as Gran Canaria can be used to understand the pollution situation in similar locations. The works in which determination procedures using different extraction techniques were optimized and validated for the analysis of liquid and solid samples are summarized. They are critically discussed regarding their characteristics and analytical parameters. This research is of interest to environmental managers specializing in the conservation of coastal areas where tourism is an important industry since the active components of UV filters and stabilizers can bioaccumulate and biomagnify in the trophic chain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/76878
ISSN: 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144086
Source: Science of the Total Environment [ISSN 0048-9697], v. 756, 144086
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