Persistent organic pollutants in air and precipitation

Updated 2011-01-12

National Environmental Monitoring Programme in Sweden. Measurements of persistant organic pollutants in the air and depositions are carried out at Råö, Vavihill, Aspvreten, and in Pallas (North Finland). The monitoring programme includes measurements of: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), some pesticides (HCH, DDT) and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE).

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

In co-operation with the Finnish Meteorolocal Institute (FMI), measurements are performed at Pallas in the far North of Finland close to the Swedish border.

Time frame

Project time span
1995 - 2099
Data collection
1996 - 2010
Data processing
1996 - 2010
Data reporting
1996 - 2010

Contact information

Contact person
Eva Brorström-Lundén
Swedish Environmental Research Institute(IVL) Box 47086 402 58 Göteborg Sweden
+46 31 725 6230
+46 31 48 2180
Other project contacts
Katarina Hansson Swedish Environmental Research Institute(IVL) Box 47086 402 58 Göteborg Sweden phone: 031725 6280; and also Swedish Environmental Protection Agency S-106 48 Stockholm, Sweden Jonas Rodhe phone:+4610 6981 307 e-mail: and Nicklas Ricklund phone:+4610 6981 056 e-mail:

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Petroleum hydrocarbons
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

PAH (11 substances), Fenantren, PCB (7 congenes), HCB, Brominated flame retardants (PBDE),fluorated retardans, PFOS, PFOA, pesticids (HCH, DDT), Endosulfan, Aldrin, Heptaklor, Atrazin, Diuron, Isoproturon, HCH,Chlordane, trans-nonachlor in bulk precipitation and air/aerosol.


Regions studied
Arctic, Circumpolar
Stations or areas where observations are made

Pallas (North of Finland: lat: 67.967N,Long: 24.117) in AMAP area - untill March, 2004. Sweden: Aspvreten (Lat: 58.801, Long:17.382), and Råö (La: 57.3937, Long: 11.9142), Rörvik (Lat: 57.414, Long: 11.935.

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Results are available directly from IVL's website(, in Swedish Specified data can be requested by mail to For more information contact direct to Eva Brorström-Lundén, Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), Box 47086, 402 58 Göteborg, Sweden, Phone:+46 31 725 6230; fax: +46 31 48 2180; e-mail:, and also to Katarina Hansson, e-mail: Reporting and data are also available on Swedish EPA homepage: ( and (
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Reports are on IVLs website: More data can be requested by mail to and on Swedish EPA homepage:
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

All analyses are performed at the accredited laboratory at IVL according to CLTRAP-EMEP's recommendations. Data format, quality and methods are linked to the IVL.s website:

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Finnish Meteorolocal Institute (FMI); Swedish EPA

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

The data are reported to EU (CLRTAP)and European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP).

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