Assessing photoinduced toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an urbanized estuary
Vo M, Porter DE, Chandler GT, Kelsey RH, Walker SP, and Jones BE ·
Increases in contaminants associated with urban sprawl are a particular concern in the rapidly developing coastal areas of the southeastern United States. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are contaminants associated with vehicle emissions and runofff from impervious surfaces. Increased vehicular traffic and more impervious surfaces lead to an increased loading of PAHs into coastal estuarine systems.