Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Research article
23 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 23 Jan 2023

Temporal and spatial variations in atmospheric unintentional PCB emissions in Chinese mainland from 1960 to 2019

Ye Li, Ye Huang, Yunshan Zhang, Wei Du, Shanshan Zhang, Tianhao He, Yan Li, Yan Chen, Fangfang Ding, Lin Huang, Haibin Xia, Wenjun Meng, Min Liu, and Shu Tao


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-977', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ye Li, 04 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-977', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ye Li, 11 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ye Li on behalf of the Authors (07 Dec 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (16 Dec 2022) by Qiang Zhang
AR by Ye Li on behalf of the Authors (16 Dec 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are typical persistent organic pollutants (POPs) listed among the 12 initial POPs that should be prohibited or limited under the Stockholm Convention. They are widely present in the environment and pose a threat to human health and ecosystems. Emission estimation for them is essential to understand and evaluate their environment fate and associated health effect. This work developed 12 dioxin-like UP-PCBs from 66 sources from 1960 to 2019 in China.
Final-revised paper