Accumulation of persistent organochlorine compounds in mountains of western Canada

@article{Blais1998AccumulationOP,
  title={Accumulation of persistent organochlorine compounds in mountains of western Canada},
  author={Jules M Blais and David W. Schindler and Derek C G Muir and Lynda E. Kimpe and David B. Donald and Bruno Rosenberg},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={395},
  pages={585-588}
}
Persistent, semi-volatile organochlorine compounds, including toxic industrial pollutants and agricultural pesticides, are found everywhere on Earth, including in pristine polar and near-polar locations. Higher than expected occurrences of these compounds in remote regions are the result of long-range transport in the atmosphere, precipitation and ‘cold condensation’ — the progressive volatilization in relatively warm locations and subsequent condensation in cooler environments, which leads to… CONTINUE READING