The tip of the iceberg: Chemical contamination in the Arctic - Full report & summary | WWF

The tip of the iceberg: Chemical contamination in the Arctic - Full report & summary

Posted on 17 February 2005    
The tip of the iceberg: Chemical contamination in the Arctic
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Pollutants that were never produced or used in the Arctic are now showing up in this remote region of the world, sometimes in higher concentrations than in the countries where they were made and used.
 
The remote and sensitive Arctic serves as an indicator of how our use of chemicals will impact life everywhere on Earth, what is happening in the Arctic is an early warning providing us with the opportunity to protect our planet from further harm.
 
This report reviews and synthesizes the current status of literature and knowledge of selected toxic substances, with an emphasis on hazardous chemicals not monitored for in arctic and sub-arctic wildlife until recently.
 
 

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