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Title: Pollutants present in different components of the Svalbard archipelago environment
Other Titles: Zanieczyszczenia obecne w różnych komponentach środowiska Archipelagu Svalbard
Authors: Ruman, Marek
Kozak, Katarzyna
Lehmann, Sara
Kozioł, Krystyna
Polkowska, Żaneta
Keywords: long-range transport of pollutants; persistent organic pollutant
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: "Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S" (2012, no. 4, s. 571-584)
Abstract: During last years an interest in the processes of transport and fate of pollutants to the polar regions located distantly from industrial centers, has significantly increased. The current analytical techniques enabling conducting studies prove that the Arctic regions (in the past considered as a pollution free area) have become an area of highly intensive anthropopresion. Svalbard archipelago stands out from the other polar regions due to its specific environmental conditions and geographic location, which results in becoming a reservoir of contamination in this area. Systematic environmental monitoring of arctic regions is extremely important due to an unique opportunity of observing a direct impact of pollution on the ongoing processes in the area of interest. In this way measurement data obtained are a valuable source of information, not only on changes occurring in the Arctic ecosystem, but also on estimated global impact of certain xenobiotics present in the environment. Furthermore, qualitative and quantitative studies on particular chemicals deposited in different regions of the Arctic ecosystem may constitute the basis for undertaking actions aimed at preventing negative effects caused by these pollutants.
DOI: 10.2478/v10216-011-0040-9
ISSN: 1898-6196
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