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CHEMSEA holds session at 2013 PRIMO Conference


At the recent PRIMO (Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms) Conference in Faro, Portugal a special session was dedicated to the 'Detection and Monitoring of Biological Effects of Deliberately Dumped Chemicals at Sea' (abstract), chaired by CHEMSEA's Matthias Brenner from AWI and Janina Baršiene from Lithuania's Institute of Ecology of Nature Research Centre.


 

The session included a presentation on 'The biological effects of WWII chemical warfare agents (CWA) measured in mussels (Mytilus trossulus) caged at the major dumping site in the Baltic Sea' by CHEMSEA's Raisa Turja, from SYKE as well as a presentation by Janina Barsiene on 'The genotoxicity and cytotoxicity responses in fish from dumped chemical munitions zones of the Southern Baltic Sea" (abstract).


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