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Arctic Freshwater Environment Altered by the Accumulation of Commonly Determined and Potentially New POPs

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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, 11/12 Narutowicza St., 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
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Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, 60 Będzińska St., 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
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Water 2021, 13(13), 1739; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13131739
Received: 18 May 2021 / Revised: 21 June 2021 / Accepted: 22 June 2021 / Published: 23 June 2021
Chemical composition of Arctic freshwater ecosystems depends on several factors. They include characteristics of the surrounding landscape, its lithology, geomorphology, vegetation, and hydrological features, as well as accumulation of anthropogenic pollution. In the Arctic, the problem of environmental contamination is widespread. That is why research on lakes and river catchments in terms of their chemical composition has enjoyed increasing interest among scientists worldwide. The freshwater reservoirs of the Arctic are fragile and particularly vulnerable to the uptake of pollutants that become trapped in the water and sediments for an extended period. This review summarises selected studies of freshwater bodies in the Arctic to highlight the problem of the accumulation of pollutants in these reservoirs. Moreover, it emphasises the possible negative impact of chemical pollutants on both animal and human health. View Full-Text
Keywords: POPs; freshwater ecosystem; Arctic; pollution; contamination; long-range transport; current-use contaminants POPs; freshwater ecosystem; Arctic; pollution; contamination; long-range transport; current-use contaminants
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Kosek, K.; Ruman, M. Arctic Freshwater Environment Altered by the Accumulation of Commonly Determined and Potentially New POPs. Water 2021, 13, 1739. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13131739

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