Scientific publications

  • Response to Dr. Kuhlman’s letter
    H.A. Leslie, M.J.M. van Velzen, S.H. Brandsma, D. Vethaak, J.J. Garcia-Vallejo, M.H. Lamoree
    Environmental International (vol. 167, September 2022)

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