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Emerging and legacy organic contaminants in the polar regions


The report summarises and evaluates the current state of knowledge on organic contaminants in polar regions that have become significant concerns because of their persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity potential. Climate change can also alter the biogeochemical cycling of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and emerging organic contaminants (EOCs). The report concludes that continual monitoring should be conducted for legacy POPs in polar areas. Further research is needed to understand the various biogeochemical and geophysical processes under climate change and anthropogenic pressures to be able to predict the environmental fates and toxicity risk of EOCs in polar regions.

Series
Texte | 46/2022
Number of pages
145
Year of publication
Author(s)
Dr. Zhiyong Xie, Lijie Mi, Dr. Jürgen Gandraß, Prof. Ralf Ebinghaus, Prof. Zhen Wang, Dr. Zilan Wu, Shuang Zhang, Prof. Peng Zhang, Dr. Ruiqiang Yang, Lijia Wei
Language
Englisch
Publisher
German Environment Agency
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 Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)  Emerging organic contaminants (EOCs)  PFAS  Polar regions