Phthalates pollution in algae of Turkish coast
Sinem Erakın, Neşe Binark, Kasım Cemal Güven, Burak Coban, Hüseyin Erduğan
Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), P. O. Box: 10, Beykoz, Istanbul, TURKEY
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, TURKEY
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, 18 Mart University, Çanakkale, TURKEY
In this work phthalates pollution in red, brown and green algae in the Black Sea, Istanbul Starait and Çanakkale Strait were investigated. The detected phthalate derivatives were DEP, DIBP, DBP and DEHP. Very toxic phthalate DEHP was found only in the Istanbul Strait. Phthalates pollution of algae depends on the pollution of sea water.
Keywords: Phthalates, red, brown, green algae, Turkish coast