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Table 2 Pesticides and related substances detected in passive air samplers and filter mats

From: Pesticides and pesticide-related products in ambient air in Germany

Parameter Passive air samplers Filter mats
Number of sampling locations 49 20
Number of substances detected 78 63
Additionally
Glyphosate and AMPA
Both detected Both detected
Number of substances detected per sampling site 6–33 1–36
Median 19 9
Number of substances detected by only one collection method 44 29
Number of substances detected that are not approved for use in Germany 21a 11
PCBs (unintentionally products) 5  
Metabolites 4 6
Number of substances detected in both collection methods 36
Number of substances detected in passive air samplers and filter mats
(listed in Additional File 11)
109
Number of substances detected that are not approved for use in Germany 28a
Substances detected that are banned under the Stockholm Convention 14 (including five PCBs and five forms of DDT compounds)
Details Additional File 9 Additional File 10
  1. aIncluding endosulfan sulfate and derivatives of DDT, which are metabolites of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) listed under the Stockholm Convention