A non-target screening method for hazardous substances in the marine environment

Marine species with important roles in the Baltic Sea ecosystem were selected for the study, and with the help of mass spectrometry “fingerprints” of the thousands of substances present in these animals were generated. By finding substances that were present in both prey and predators, and which were present in significantly higher concentrations in the predators, substances that risk affecting the predators and us humans were identified. Credit: Kristina Stetsiv

Many anthropogenic chemicals eventually end up in the environment. Some of these can harm wildlife and can affect us humans. A major challenge is to identify these substances before they cause too much damage to the ecosystem and…

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News Source: https://phys.org/news/2022-10-non-target-screening-method-hazardous-substances.html