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Armin Aulinger, Volker Matthias, and Markus Quante

(atmosphere, soil, water, biota) in conjunction with a high bioaccumulative potential and lifelong exposure of individuals. This has been confirmed in various studies in which PAHs and other POPs were measured in fish, marine mammals, seabirds, and humans ( Baussant et al. 2001 ; MacDonald et al. 2000 ). In conclusion, several international conventions were initiated to reduce or phase out the most hazardous of these substances; examples include the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN

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Edith Gégo, P. Steven Porter, Alice Gilliland, and S. Trivikrama Rao

1. Introduction Ozone is a major component of the smog that forms during the summer over the eastern United States. At high concentrations, ozone has been shown to be harmful to human health and vegetation. Ozone is not directly emitted into the atmosphere, but instead is photochemically produced by the interaction of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the presence of sunlight. Because of well-known adverse effects on human health, the U.S. Environmental Protection

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