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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in soil and sediment from James Ross Island, Antarctica
Entry ID: ECA008

Abstract: PCBs, OC pesticides and PAHs in sediment samples were determined from James Ross Island. Sediment PCB concentrations ranged from 0.32 to 0.83 ng g-1, while they ranged from 0.14 to 0.76 ng g-1 for HCHs, from 0.19 to 1.15 ng g-1 for DDTs, and from 1.4 to 205 ng g-1 for PAHs. The authors emphasized a prevalence of low-mass PAHs, less chlorinated PCBs, and more volatile chemicals. They explained this by the prevalent origin of POPs in Antarctica, namely, in particular in James Ross Island, the long-range atmospheric transport from populated areas of Africa, South America, and Australia.
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Start Date: 2005-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-01-30
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Fuoco, R., Colombini, M. P., Ceccarini, A., and Abete, C., 1996: Polychlorobiphenyls in Antarctica. Microchemical Journal, 54, 384-390.
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-05-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24