Unwelcome travelers: Pesticides in the Arctic

Source: Panna

Endosulfan. Chlorpyrifos. Chlorothalonil. Not words one would associate with the crisp, cold air and water of the Arctic region. But new researchshows that these pesticides, among others, are traveling to the Arctic from as far as South East Asia, India and the United States.

That harmful pesticides travel on wind and water currents to cold northern regions of the world has been known for a while now. But in this latest study, researchers managed to measure the compounds in air and water all the way along their path across the globe, from East Asia to the Arctic.

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