Analysis and Bioanalysis: an Effective Tool for Data Collection of Environmental Conditions and Processes
Natalia Szczepańska1, Katarzyna Owczarek1, Błażej Kudłak1, Andrzej Pokrywka3, Zofia Mazerska2, Agnieszka Gałuszka4, Jacek Namieśnik1
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1Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdańsk University of Technology,
11/12 Narutowicza, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
2Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry,
Gdańsk University of Technology,
11/12 Narutowicza Str., 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
3Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Zielona Góra,
Zyty 26, 65-046, Zielona Góra, Poland
4Geochemistry and the Environment Division, Chemistry Institute, Faculty of Mathematics and Science,
Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce,
25-406 Kielce, 15G Świętokrzyska Str, Poland
Submission date: 2015-10-05
Acceptance date: 2015-10-21
Publication date: 2016-01-25
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2016;25(1):45–53
Reliable information that allows us to estimate the state of the environment and to forecast changes in the ecosystem are constantly required. Increasing environmental consciousness and dynamic development of analytical techniques are the main reasons for determining the wide range of pollutants occurring at very low concentrations in complex matrix samples. The presence and concentration of many of those pollutants in the environment are not yet subjected to legal regulations, so development of new methodologies to ensure good quality of results and their control are essential. This paper presents the target and development directions currently observed in environmental monitoring and biomonitoring. A lot of attention has been paid to a wide range of compounds that are endocrine disruptors. The overview of analytical approaches and procedures used to detect and to determine biologically active compounds can be found in this paper as well.