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Sources and Pathways of Persistent Organic Pollutants

In general, present levels of most POPs cannot be related to known potential sources within the Arctic, and can therefore only be explained by long-range transport from lower latitudes (Hansen et al., 1996; de March et al., 1998; Macdonald et al., 2000). However, there are sources of POPs within the Arctic that have local and possibly regional significance but are minor contributors from a circumpolar perspective.

807: Persistent Toxic Substances, Food Security, and Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North

11 Aug 2014


Sources and Pathways of Persistent Organic Pollutants.pdf