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Table 1 Overview on reported EHMC concentrations in European SPM samples and sediment (concentration unit: ng/g dw)

From: Under the influence of regulations: spatio-temporal trends of the UV filter 2-Ethylhexyl-4-methoxycinnamate (EHMC) in German rivers

Sampling location Sampling year Matrix LOQ % ≥ LOQ Range Median Mean Study
Germany, main rivers and tributaries 2005/06 SPM 2.7 100 3.3–72 13 18 our study
Germany, lakes near Leipzig 2007 sediment 5a 100b 14–34 n.ac n.ac [48]
Spain, Ebro river basin 2009 sediment 5.3 15  < LOQ-42  < LOQ 6 [49]
Spain, Andulusian coast 2012 sediment 0.129 83  < LOQ-26.2 12.8 13.1 [50]
Norway, Oslofjord and Lake Mjøsa 2013 sediment n.ac 100b 8–20 11 13 [51]
Sweden, Uppsala WWTP effluent, bathing lakes in South Sweden 2014 sediment 7 38  < LOQ-35  < LOQ 10 [46]
Spain, Catalan rivers 2014 SPM 6.5 0  < LOQ  < LOQ  < LOQ [42]
Italy, Adriatic Sea 2014 sediment 0.129 100 0.7–10.4 2.9 3.3 [52]
Greece, Evrotas river 2014/15 sediment 0.2 0  < LOQ  < LOQ  < LOQ [53]
Italy, Alpin rivers 2015 sediment 0.1 0  < LOQ  < LOQ  < LOQ [54]
Germany, German Bight, Baltic Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat 2015/17 sediment 0.25 7  < LOQ-0.32  < LOQ  < LOQ [55]
Germany, main rivers and tributaries 2017 SPM 2.7 38  < LOQ-7.9  < LOQ 2.9 our study
  1. aLOD (LOQ value is not reported)
  2. b100% ≥ LOD (information given by the reference)
  3. cn.a, value not available
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